Asian stocks rise ahead of central banks meeting

TOKYO - Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday as market players watched for comments at a central banks' annual meeting later in the global day. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.4 per cent to 19,434.54 in early trading. Australia's S ... ( read original story ...)

Money Forward, Japan’s SaaS accounting startup, files for IPO

Tokyo-based Money Forward, Japan’s leading SaaS (software as a service) accounting startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been approved. The company will be listed on the TSE Mothers Market on 29 September ... ( read original story ...)

Meet Japan’s ‘living doll’

According to her creator Hitomi Komaki, she is the first ‘living doll model’ in the world. Often surprising passers-by when walking the streets of Tokyo, Lulu was born out of 23-year-old Komaki’s desire to create the “epitome of cuteness”. ( read original story ...)

Gundam robot statue to be unveiled in Tokyo in Sept

TOKYO - A statue of the anime robot Gundam is being completed in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront area, with an official unveiling set for Sept 24, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc and the other companies involved in the project said. The 19.7-metre-tall statue ... ( read original story ...)