Japan, China take uneasy step toward warmer ties

TOKYO -- Relations between Japan and China are finally showing signs of thawing after a long winter, with talk of possible summits next year and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offering cooperation on Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative. "When State ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to promote direct Asian currency exchanges

TOKYO -- Japan's Ministry of Finance seeks to create a market enabling direct exchanges of the yen and other Asian currencies without using the dollar as an intermediary, an idea that could reduce funding costs for financial institutions and businesses. ( read original story ...)

Ginza Land Prices Are Flashing a Warning Sign in Tokyo

Now some investors surveying Japan’s property market are anticipating price corrections. Satoshi Horino, president of Mori Trust Asset Management Co., said he is hearing stories about appraisers calculating returns based not just on purchase price and ... ( read original story ...)