Nikkei edges up in thin trade; Toshiba plummets

TOKYO, Dec 27 Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday morning in thin trade while Toshiba Corp plummeted on news that it was considering booking a goodwill impairment loss of several hundreds of billion yen. The Nikkei gained 0.2 percent to 19,443 ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's current-account surplus undergoing seismic shift

TOKYO -- Japan has maintained a current-account surplus for many years, but its trade profile is undergoing a profound change as its goods trade has receded while revenue from intellectual property has grown. The country has an established reputation as an ... ( read original story ...)

Japan consumer prices, household spending slump in November

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's core consumer prices marked the ninth straight month of annual declines in November, data showed on Tuesday, suggesting that the economy still lacks enough momentum to jump-start inflation toward the central bank's ambitious 2 ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo stocks up in thin holiday trade

Tokyo eked out a rise Tuesday morning and oil built on its winning streak but many financial markets remained closed for a long holiday weekend. Japanese stocks ended a three-day decline, although Toshiba plunged on a report it is likely to record a huge ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese PM in Hawaii for historic Pearl Harbor visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at various cemeteries and memorials Monday ahead of a visit to the site of the 1941 bombing that plunged the United States into the Second World War. Abe landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and then ... ( read original story ...)

Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit

Media captionJapanese PM Shinzo Abe and director of the National Memorial of the Pacific, James Horton Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has visited several memorials in Hawaii, ahead of a visit to Pearl Harbor, the US naval base attacked by the Japanese in 1941. ( read original story ...)