Nikkei skids on stronger yen ahead of U.S.-Japan summit

TOKYO Feb 9 Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Thursday due to pressure from a stronger yen ahead of a meeting this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Nikkei was down 0.2 percent at midday at 18,971.46. ( read original story ...)

Asian shares advance, Japan slips as Abe-Trump meeting looms

JAPAN MACHINERY ORDERS UP: Orders of "core machinery" that exclude ships and utilities rose 6.7 per cent in December from the month before, suggesting relative strength in business investment, though economists cautioned against reading too much into such ... ( read original story ...)

Yamaha Motor Establishes Highly Profitable Business Structure

IWATA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7272) (ISIN:JP3942800008) announced today that in its fiscal 2016 year, which finished on December 31, net income increased 5.2 percent to 63.2 billion yen thanks to business expansion in ... ( read original story ...)

Business lobby seeks greater voice dealing with Trump's US

TOKYO -- The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, has chosen a Toyota Motor director as a new vice chair in an effort to keep the auto titan involved in Japan's top business lobby in the face of uncertainties brought about by Donald Trump's election as ... ( read original story ...)

Japan firm drops Mexico plant plan over Trump warnings

The decision by Nikkei 225-listed Nisshinbo Holdings marked the first time a Japanese company has publicly abandoned a Mexico facility in response to Trump’s protectionist outbursts, the Nikkei business daily said Thursday. The announcement comes as ... ( read original story ...)