Osaka University opens genome-editing research center

OSAKA – Osaka University has become the first university in Japan to set up a permanent research facility for genome-editing technologies following the opening of a new center on Wednesday. Genome editing involves technologies to insert and delete or ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei turns negative on profit-taking from 7-day rally

TOKYO Dec 15 Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in choppy trade just before the lunchbreak on Thursday as investors took profits from the seven-day rally after pricing in the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates for the first time in a year. ( read original story ...)

Nikkei rises as yen weakens after U.S. raises interest rates

TOKYO, Dec 15 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning as the dollar surged against the yen after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates for the first time in a year and signalled further hikes could come at a faster pace than the market had ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s Car Makers Push Nikkei Higher As Yen Hits 10-Month Low

The Bank of Japan must be in a party mood this morning. Donald Trump‘s surprise win has pushed the Japanese yen about 10% lower since his victory, something the BoJ has not been capable of doing itself. And Federal Reserve‘s hawkish dot plot overnight ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo's Nikkei down at break as early rally fizzles

The blue-chip index fell 0.6 percent after a seven-day streak of record closes. In Tokyo, financial stocks turned down with Mizuho Financial Group falling 0.27 percent to 219.5 yen and Nomura 0.65 percent off at 1,965 yen. But Hitachi rose 0.69 percent to ... ( read original story ...)

Japan parliament legalises casinos

Japan's parliament has passed a long-awaited law to legalise casinos. The move paves the way for casino resort developments that also include hotels and shopping centres. International gaming firms including Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts and Caesars have ... ( read original story ...)