Nikkei extends gains, gets lift from Wall Street rally

Investors relieved as North Korea takes no new missile steps * Securities shares jump in line with market gains TOKYO, April 25 Japan's Nikkei share average retook the 19,000 level on Tuesday for the first time in three weeks, buoyed by Wall Street gains ... ( read original story ...)

Hoshino Resorts sees strong potential in troubled Osaka site

The property is to open its doors in 2022 and will be Hoshino's second-largest location. But this seemingly ideal site comes with a long and freighted history: The Airin district, Osaka's skid row, is right nearby. The Festival Gate development blending an ... ( read original story ...)

Self-made rebel takes on $13 billion Japan giant in M&A fight

Japanese companies' owner-managers often have no incentive to improve profitability, because that would increase the inheritance tax incurred when their business is passed on to the next generation, Sasaki says. Non-owner managers, meanwhile, lack ... ( read original story ...)