Asian fintech IPOs get investors fired up

TOKYO -- A pair of Asian fintech startups made big splashes ... The roughly 2.8 billion yen raised in the IPO will go toward advertising, investment in subsidiaries and other needs. Menmers of ZhongAn Online P & C Insurance pose for the photo session ... ( read original story ...)

Overseas tourists bring more traffic accidents to Japan

15, 45 days earlier than last year, according to the Japan Tourism Agency. Meanwhile, renting cars is expected to become even more popular among tourists. To ensure better experiences, they will need better guidance -- and to drive safely. Nikkei staff ... ( read original story ...)

Poll shows Tokyo governor Koike’s party threat to Abe

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's lead in next month's election ... smaller opposition groups to explore possibilities of cooperation. A survey in the leading business daily Nikkei last weekend had showed 44 percent of Japanese plan to vote for the ... ( read original story ...)

‘Chronicle’ agrees to muzzle its reporting on Sleep-In owner

Yesterday the Application for injunctions in the legal proceedings filed by Bacchus of Sleepin Hotel, Pasha Global Inc. and Yokohama Trading Company Inc., against the Guyana National Newspapers Limited, the publishers of the Guyana Chronicle and its Editor ... ( read original story ...)

Sushi groups merge to capitalise on Japan’s cheap dining trend

Both the Sushiro IPO and the merger, say bankers and other advisers involved in Japanese dealmaking, point to broader acceptance in the country about the use of private equity groups to restructure businesses and push consolidation in fragmented industries. ( read original story ...)

Bain is said to aim for Toshiba chip IPO as soon as 2020

The Bain group also plans to institute a stock option program at the memory business so employees will have an opportunity to profit in any IPO, they said ... Apple Inc., Dell Inc., SK Hynix Inc. and Japan’s Hoya Corp., while Toshiba itself will maintain ... ( read original story ...)

Case Study – Japanese Knotweed and the property market

Japanese Knotweed has been described as the UK’s most destructive invasive plant, because its root systems often cause physical damage to man-made structures. It is a legal requirement to prevent its spread. The presence of Japanese Knotweed can affect ... ( read original story ...)

Nissan reveals blooper in Japan production

YOKOHAMA: Nissan Motor said it would temporarily halt new vehicle registrations in Japan after learning that thousands of models had been shipped out from factories after receiving final inspections by unauthorised employees. The firm estimates that at ... ( read original story ...)

PM Abe celebrates anniversary of Japan-China ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a ceremony Thursday ... and promote the steady improvement and development of their relations," China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. China's national day is Sunday. Beijing welcomed the attendance ... ( read original story ...)

Krasnozhon wins third JGP title with stellar display

With the win, the American clinched a berth in December's Junior Grand Prix Final in Nagoya, Japan. In the pairs competition, teams from Russia took home gold and bronze medals, while Canadians Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha lead the way after the short ... ( read original story ...)