Tokyo Gas invests in U.S. shale player Castleton Resources

Tokyo Gas said that through its unit, Tokyo Gas America, it has purchased a 30 percent equity in Castleton Resources, a company focused on developing oil and gas assets in east Texas and Louisiana. Castleton Resources, a unit of Castleton Commodities ... ( read original story ...)

Japan prepares Korean Peninsula crisis plan

Japan cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. If North Korea continues provoking tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the Japanese government will face the daunting task of evacuating nearly 60,000 of its citizens currently in South Korea. Some 38,000 Japanese ... ( read original story ...)

Japan, India to strengthen defense cooperation

TOKYO – Japan and India are discussing ways to strengthen their military cooperation amid rising tension in the Asian region. Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley told his Japanese counterpart, Tomomi Inada, in Tokyo on Monday that his county hopes to ... ( read original story ...)

Triathlon: Kiwis hoping for big things in Yokohama

The Triathlon New Zealand team are counting down to Yokohama this weekend, the third event in the World Triathlon Series. Five athletes will take to the start line including female series leader Andrea Hewitt. In the men's race; Ryan Sissons, Tony Dodds ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei hits 17-month high after Macron wins French presidency

TOKYO, May 8 Japan's Nikkei share average hit a level not seen in nearly 17 months on Monday morning as the yen stayed weak after Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France, as a business-friendly vision of European integration helped boost investor ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei, other Asian markets surge after Macron’s victory

Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +1.81% rose 1.8% in early trade to its highest level since mid-December. The index was also playing catch-up with other markets in the region, having been shut since Wednesday for public holidays. The Topix bank ... ( read original story ...)

Demand for condos slowing in Tokyo but heating up in Osaka

OSAKA – Demand for condominiums in Osaka is growing among family households as well as the wealthy, with the increasing supply of affordable properties a stark contrast to falling demand in central Tokyo. The number of new condos listed for sale in the ... ( read original story ...)