BRIEF-SHANON announces IPO on TSE Mothers on Jan.27

Says its stock will begin trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Mothers on Jan. 27, under the symbol "3976" * The company will offer a total of 150,000 shares * Says the nominal offering price as of filing date of Registration Statement is 1,380 yen ... ( read original story ...)

Elements of sleeper train revived as Tokyo hostel

Restrooms, shower rooms and a kitchen are shared. Although it looks like a typical hotel, the Train Hostel Hokutosei in Tokyo is based on a once-popular sleeper train. Photo / Japan News-Yomiuri Many of the interior items, including the bunk beds ... ( read original story ...)

Panel report supports letting Japan's emperor abdicate

TOKYO -- A government panel studying a possible abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito released an interim report Monday in favour of enacting special legislation that would apply to him but not to future monarchs. The panel is looking at how to ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's PM says will keep seeking Trump's understanding on TPP

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he believed U.S. President Donald Trump understood the value of free trade and that he would keep pitching a multinational trade pact that Trump's administration has vowed to exit. "I believe ... ( read original story ...)

Trump withdraws U.S. from TPP, raps Japan, China over trade

Separately, the new Republican president accused Japan and China of engaging in trade practices that ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad range of subscription options depending on your needs. ( read original story ...)