Japan central bank issues rare apology over remark about Hitler

Japan's central bank issued a rare apology on Friday over a board member's praise for Adolf Hitler's economic policies. Yutaka Harada, a member of the board of the Bank of Japan, told a seminar on Thursday Hitler's economic policies had been "appropriate ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo 2020 will attract youth, offer gender equality: IOC VP

TOKYO -- IOC Vice-President John Coates says the addition of new sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will attract youth and create gender equality without driving up costs. In an effort to give the games a more youthful and urban appeal, the IOC has added 3 ... ( read original story ...)

Third fire ant infestation confirmed at Nagoya port

NAGOYA – A third fire ant infestation has emerged at Nagoya port, following two similar discoveries last month in Kobe, the Aichi Prefectural Government said Friday. The aggressive reddish-brown ants, highly invasive and native to South America, are ... ( read original story ...)

Japan factory output tumbles, flashes warning signs on growth

A downturn in output would be bad news for Japanese policymakers, who have pinned their hopes on strong overseas demand boosting corporate profits, wages and eventually consumption. INFLATION REMAINS SUBDUED Core consumer prices, which includes oil ... ( read original story ...)

The Latest: Defence, prosecution face off in Fukushima trial

TOKYO — The Latest on the trial of three Japanese utility executives for the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Defence attorneys for three former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives say that experts were divided about a ... ( read original story ...)

Cheese, please: Japan, EU said near agreement on trade pact

Japan and the European Union are rushing to finalize an agreement on easing barriers between their huge economies to help counter the backlash against free trade by U.S. President Donald Trump. The two sides hope to have a deal before the Group of 20 ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo election, populist leader could shift Japan politics

An election for Tokyo's metropolitan assembly on Sunday is attracting more attention than usual because it could shift the political landscape in Japan. A big win for a new political party created by populist Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike could strengthen her ... ( read original story ...)

The Latest: Japan execs plead not guilty in nuclear case

TOKYO — The Latest on the trial of three Japanese utility executives for the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. have pleaded not guilty to charges of negligence for the 2011 ... ( read original story ...)

Tokai Tokyo Financial : Announcement of the New Management Team

Note: This English translation is for reference purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the Japanese original and this English translation, the Japanese original shall prevail. We assume no responsibility for this translation or for direct ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei hovers near 2-year highs as tech shares support

TOKYO, June 29 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning to hover near two-year highs after Wall Street rebounded, with tech shares, like Advantest Corp and Shin-Etsu Chemical, outperforming the overall market. The Nikkei gained 0.5 percent to ... ( read original story ...)

Japan and Europe are racing to agree a big free trade deal

While President Trump talks tough on trade, Europe and Japan are getting on with business. Negotiators from the European Union and Japan say they're close to striking a major free trade agreement that could jump-start talks for other potential deals. ( read original story ...)

Japan’s Nikkei nears 2-year high on strength of tech shares

TOKYO, June 29 Japan's Nikkei share average neared two-year highs on Thursday after Wall Street rebounded, with tech shares such as Advantest Corp and Shin-Etsu Chemical outperforming the overall market. The Nikkei gained 0.45 percent to 20,220.30, moving ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo-Yokohama beats Silicon Valley in innovation ranking

The Tokyo-Yokohama cluster in Japan leads the ranking (94,079 patent filings), followed by Shenzhen-Hong Kong (41,218 filings), San Jose-San Francisco (California's Silicon Valley) in the US (34,324 filings), Seoul cluster in South Korea (34,324 filings ... ( read original story ...)