Asia markets mixed, haunted by uncertainty on trade, Brexit

TOKYO -- Asian shares were mixed in lacklustre trading on Tuesday, as markets searched for a dominant theme, weighing currency fluctuations, signs of growing protectionism and other uncertainties. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 per ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo Steel keeps prices unchanged for second month

"We will stick to the current prices as local market prices have not fully caught up with our hikes," Tokyo Steel's managing director Kiyoshi Imamura told a news conference on Tuesday. The company will keep prices for its main product, H-shaped beams used ... ( read original story ...)

Japan cherry blossom season begins, marking start of spring

TOKYO — Cherry blossom season has officially kicked off in Tokyo, marking the beginning of spring for the Japanese. A Japan Meteorological Agency official counted at least five flowers blooming on a monitoring tree Tuesday at Yasukuni Shrine. He made the ... ( read original story ...)

Global shares mostly higher as oil rebounds

TOKYO -- Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as crude oil prices advanced, though Japan's benchmark fell as investors weighed uncertainties over trade and exchange rates. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.4 per cent to 5,030.54 and Germany's DAX ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo 2020 golf venue admits women as full members

Fresh off Muirfield voting to admit women as members for the first time in its history, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic golf venue has decided to follow suit by admitting women as full members. The Kasumigaseki Country Club risked being stripped of the event if it ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's Tepco set to announce revised business plan: media

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) (9501.T) will announce the main points of a revised business restructuring plan on Wednesday, Japanese media reported, as it looks to speed reforms and boost earnings to meet the costs of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. ( read original story ...)