Japan's Line swings to full-year profit on higher ad revenue

Line, Japan's most popular instant messaging service which went public in the world's biggest tech IPO of 2016, posted a net profit of 7.56 billion yen ($66.49 million) for the year ended Dec. 31, compared to a loss of 7.58 billion yen in the previous year. ( read original story ...)

Japan gets first sumo champion in 19 years

Japan has named its first home-grown sumo grand champion in almost two decades, in a boost to the traditional wrestling sport. Kisenosato, 30, was promoted to the top-most yokozuna rank after his win in the first tournament of the year. He is the first ... ( read original story ...)

Bank of Japan to Host Distributed Ledger Forum Next Month

Japan’s central bank is set to host an event focused on distributed ledger tech next month. The invite-only event, scheduled for 28th February, will be hosted at the Bank of Japan’s FinTech Center, founded last year as part of the institution’s push ... ( read original story ...)

ING powers the way into solar energy in Japan

This was one of the first Japanese solar projects arranged by ING Asia. The bank acted as mandated lead arranger, interest rate swap arranger, facility and security agent and account bank. “We can build on this experience and best practice to finance ... ( read original story ...)

Deutsche Bank USD/JPY Forecast To Rise To 120-125

In the latest research report from Deutsche Bank, the bank states in no uncertain terms that they expect a stronger US dollar vs Japanese yen through the end of 2017 and throughout 2018. In the report, seen by exchangerates.org.uk, the German bank set the ... ( read original story ...)