Nikkei tumbles to 4-month lows on Fed minutes

TOKYO, April 6 Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a four-month low on Thursday morning after U.S. shares tumbled overnight on signs the U.S. Federal Reserve may start cutting its king-sized balance sheet earlier than expected. The Nikkei dropped 1.4 ... ( read original story ...)

Kuroda likely favourite for new Bank of Japan term, if willing

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda has emphatically missed his single most important performance indicator, and yet is looking a good bet for a second term - the first in more than half a century - if the 72-year-old can face the strain. ( read original story ...)

Is Pokemon Go helping stop suicide at hotspot in Japan?

"The Pokemon Go effect is huge," he told Japanese news website Dot (in Japanese). "I hope we can continue at this pace with zero suicides." Vicki Skorji, director of Tell Lifeline, a counselling and mental health service for Japan's international community ... ( read original story ...)

Curling is big in Japan

"If they qualify for the Olympics it will be the top story. It will be front page. It's very big news in Japan," Nagai said. She has two deadlines a day because of the time change — one file in the morning and a day recap at night. People can't get ... ( read original ...