Bank of Tokyo wants to lend more in Australia

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan's largest and most outward-looking bank, considers Australia a key growth market and wants to lend more, grow its customer numbers and provide new warehousing facilities for local mortgage lenders. Randy ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Tobacco shakes up management to spur global growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco , the world's third-largest tobacco company, announced management changes on Tuesday designed to accelerate the growth of its international business, which is under pressure to join industry consolidation. ( read original story ...)

Osaka called to further cooperation with Vietnam

Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee Pham Minh Chinh has suggested authorities of Japan’s Osaka prefecture further expand cooperation with localities, and key economic zones of Vietnam in the coming time. Secretary of the Party ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei tracks Wall Street down; stronger yen dents sentiment

TOKYO, Nov 29 Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday morning in sympathy with Wall Street, while a stronger yen hurt sentiment and insurers took a breather from recent gains. By midmorning, the Nikkei slipped 0.3 percent to 18,308.50. "The weak ... ( read original story ...)

Rowing, canoe sprint, swimming to remain at Tokyo venues

TOKYO -- Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Tokyo for the 2020 Games, while postponing a decision until Christmas on a possible switch for volleyball. Representatives of the ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's massive sinkhole sinking again

The speedily repaired Japanese sinkhole is sinking again. Fukuoka Mayor Soichiro Takashima posted a statement on Facebook on Nov. 26 that the ground had fallen seven centimetres. Police closed part of the road for a short time Saturday but it was reopened ... ( read original story ...)

OFFICIAL: Irfan Bachdim leaves Consadole Sapporo

The Indonesian star is set to leave Consadole Sapporo after spending less than one year at the J-League club. Irfan Bachdim announced on his Instagram account that he will part ways with J-League club Consadole Sapporo. "After two great seasons with ... ( read original story ...)

Coca-Cola No. 1 in Japan with drinks galore, but not Coke

EBINA, Japan -- Coca-Cola has been the No. 1 beverage maker in Japan for half a century, but it's not thanks to the popularity of Coke. Instead, the American soft-drink brand has adapted to the quirky ways this society quenches its thirst. Coca-Cola's ... ( read original story ...)

Space’s Trash Collector? A Japanese Entrepreneur Wants the Job

who put Astroscale’s headquarters in start-up-friendly Singapore but is building its spacecraft in his native Japan, where he found more engineers. “My breakthrough is figuring out how to make this into a business.” Scientists say there could be tens ... ( read original story ...)