Japan's lesson from earthquakes: Spend before the earth shakes

The one-day event on Monday – organized by the Japanese and B.C. governments – attracted about 100 provincial, local government, emergency, academic, business, engineering and aid representatives. The forum was held as the B.C. government is attempting ... ( read original story ...)

Credit Suisse Goes Bullish On Nikkei

Readers of this blog have complained that the Nikkei 225 is not rallying as fast as the yen is weakening. Credit Suisse appears to share that sentiment. Credit Suisse raised its weighting in Japanese stocks to Overweight, now seeing Nikkei to hit 20,000 by ... ( read original story ...)

Market Scramble: US jitters over dollar could dampen Japan rally

TOKYO -- Though Japan stock investors are feeling bullish thanks to the dollar's recent gains against the yen, some are keeping a wary eye on the U.S. amid concern that the greenback's impact on profits there could cool sentiment more broadly. The Nikkei ... ( read original story ...)

Latest Fukushima quake puts Japan's preparations to the test

TOKYO -- Thanks to robust disaster preparation, northeast Japan escaped a strong earthquake early Tuesday with minimum damage and injuries, but snags during tsunami evacuations and less-than-timely information from authorities leave room for improvement. ( read original story ...)