UPDATE 1-Japan Post Bank seeks approval to sell retail loans

TOKYO, March 31 Japan Post Bank Co Ltd, the country's biggest bank by assets, on Friday said it will seek regulatory permission to sell unsecured retail loans, as it hunts for higher returns in an environment of ultra-low interest rates. The bank aims to ... ( read original story ...)

BANK OF JAPAN : Main events scheduled for April 3-9

-- Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales figures for fiscal 2016 and for March on car-model basis. -- Cabinet Office to release survey on consumer trends for March. -- Japan Automobile Importers Association to release ... ( read original story ...)

Things are looking up for Tokyo property

Sigrid Zialcita, Cushman & Wakefield, says low mortgage rates and a weak Japanese yen make the housing market in Japan attractive. Valuations are high. Here's what you can do ( read original story ...)

Why Is Japan Prone To Earthquakes And Tsunamis?

Japan is extremely vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis due to its location in the Pacific Ring of Fire. The “ring” is a horse-shoe shaped basin along the Pacific Ocean. About 90 percent of all seismic activity in the world takes place in this region. ( read original story ...)

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid N. Korea threat

Japan's ruling party urged the government Thursday to consider arming the country with more advanced and offensive military capabilities, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, further loosening the self-defense-only posture Japan has ... ( read original story ...)