Japan Post raises mail rates for first time in 23 years

Japan Post, a unit of Japan Post Holdings, raised mail rates Thursday in the first full-fledged hikes since January 1994, excluding markups on consumption tax increases. The rate for standard postcards has been increased by ¥10 to ¥62. Rates for other ... ( read original story ...)

Record IPO nets $27M for Sihanoukville port operator

Japan International Cooperation Agency, which is financing projects to expand the port’s infrastructure, separately agreed to purchase 11.6 million shares, or 54 percent of the public offering. According to Thoeun, over a third of the total IPO shares ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s Nikkei tops 20,000 level, highest since August 2015

TOKYO, June 2 Japan's Nikkei share average rose above the psychologically important 20,000-point level to the highest since August 2015 on Friday as strong U.S. stocks and the rising dollar lifted investors' risk appetite. The Nikkei rose 1.0 percent to ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei shoots above 20,000 mark as Asian markets soar

An electronic board shows gains by Japan's Nikkei average Friday in Tokyo. Japan’s benchmark index zoomed above 20,000 points on Friday, the first time in 18 months, leading broad equity gains across the region following another record close on Wall ... ( read original story ...)