Japan cool to inviting China into TPP

Japan is cool to the notion of inviting China to join a pan-Pacific trade pact abandoned by US President Donald Trump, fearing such a step would boost Beijing's clout and water down what was meant to be the 'gold standard' for rules of trade. Nor are ... ( read original story ...)

US beef, pork producers push for trade deal with Japan

Business groups representing the beef and pork industries on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to start trade negotiations with Japan. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council sent a letter to President Trump ... ( read original story ...)

Japan chief questioned over Tokyo bid payment: report

TOKYO Tokyo prosecutors have questioned the president of the Japan Olympic Committee over controversial payments made to a Singaporean consulting firm during the bidding for the 2020 Summer Games, Kyodo News agency reported on Wednesday. The questioning of ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei edges down in choppy trade; glass sector outperforms

TOKYO, Feb 8 Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as stocks tracked the volatile currency market, while the glass manufacturing sector outperformed on brisk earnings results. The Nikkei dropped 0.1 percent to 18,892 ... ( read original story ...)

Furniture billionaire weighs buying his way into apparel

Tokyo/Osaka: Nitori Holdings Co is considering buying an apparel ... "It's hard to imagine Nitori entering the apparel business with fashion or street wear," said Masafumi Shoda, a Tokyo-based analyst at Nomura Securities Co. "Casual home wear and ... ( read original story ...)