US, Australia, Japan want coercive acts at sea to be stopped

The U.S., Australian and Japanese foreign ministers called Monday for a halt to land reclamation and military actions in the South China Sea and compliance with an arbitration ruling that invalidated China's vast claims to the disputed waters. U.S ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s SoftBank mulls Uber investment

SoftBank, however, has not released a forecast for the current business year ending March, citing uncertainty. SoftBank’s wireless unit Sprint Corp, the No.4 US wireless carrier by subscribers, is exploring options to boost finances through means such as ... ( read original story ...)

Asia stocks, dollar get boost from firm Wall Street, U.S. jobs

People walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average, the Dow Jones average, and the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar outside a brokerage in Tokyo Thomson Reuters By Nichola Saminather SINGAPORE (Reuters ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo taxis embrace apps to prepare for Uber

TOKYO -- Taxi companies in Tokyo on Monday began testing a new app-based system that lets customers see the final fare when booking a ride. The move is aimed at helping them stay competitive amid the growing popularity of ride-hailing services, such as ... ( read original story ...)