Japan seeks to win Thai air defense radar contract – sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, according to four Japanese ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese banks grapple with ultra-low interest rates

BANKS the world over are wrestling with low interest rates. Nowhere have they grappled for longer than in Japan. Although the Bank of Japan (BoJ) introduced negative rates only in January, almost 20 months after the European Central Bank, its rates have ... ( read original story ...)

BRIEF-Toyobo to merge finance unit in Osaka

Dec 22 Toyobo Co Ltd : * Says it plans to merge its wholly owned finance unit, based in Osaka * Says effective April 1, 2017 Source text in Japanese:goo.gl/JiApRA Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News) Next In Consumer Goods and Retail ( read original story ...)

R29's Ultimate Guide To Osaka — In 60 Seconds

Aside from the financial investment, it also requires you to have a decent ... we can spare you the endless hours you may spend planning your trip from scratch. Say hello to Osaka, Japan's third largest city, which boasts a burgeoning nightlife and ... ( read original story ...)

Olympic organizers in Tokyo disclose total cost estimate

TOKYO (AP) -- Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics estimate the total cost to host the 2020 Games will be between 1.6 and 1.8 trillion yen ($13-$15 billion). The official cost estimate announced Wednesday was slightly below the promised 2 trillion ($17 billion ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Display to receive $640 million aid from top investor INCJ

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc's state-backed main investor has agreed to provide up to 75 billion yen ($640 million) in aid to the struggling smartphone display maker, in a publicly funded bailout to help it reduce its dependence on Apple Inc. Japan ... ( read original story ...)