Japan's Feb exports jump 11.3 per cent

Japan's exports to China rose sharply in February, contributing to an 11.3 per cent increase to 6.3 trillion yen ($A74.2 billion) in overall shipments. Exports rose for the third straight month, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report on Wednesday. ( read original story ...)

BOJ members hose down speculation of bond yield hike

TOKYO/SHIZUOKA, Japan Bank of Japan board member Yukitoshi Funo on Wednesday joined other policymakers in hosing down speculation of a near-term withdrawal of the central bank's massive monetary stimulus, saying it was premature to consider raising the BOJ ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei withers, whipped by strong yen and Wall Street losses

TOKYO, March 22 Japan's Nikkei share average skidded on Wednesday, taking its cue from a sell-off on Wall Street and a rise in the perceived safe-haven yen. Japanese shares extended losses after Kyodo News, citing a Japan government source, reported that ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese bank Nomura hires Eddie Jones for leadership lessons

Japan's top investment bank Nomura has hired England rugby union coach Eddie Jones to impart his wisdom on leadership and teamwork to its clients in Europe. Australian Jones, who has overseen a record-equalling revival for England since taking over as ... ( read original story ...)