Nikkei Said to Plan FT-Branded English-Learning Push in Japan

Two years after buying the Financial Times, Nikkei Inc. is using the salmon-colored broadsheet to break into the education business of its former owner, Pearson Plc, with a plan to market FT-branded English courses in Japan. The FT e-learning product ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese adtech startup Fringe81 files for IPO

Tokyo-based Fringe81, the Japanese startup offering several adtech solutions, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange has been approved. The company will be listed on the TSE Mothers Market on 27 June with plans to offer ... ( read original story ...)

The Bank of Japan Chief’s Perspective

Monetary policy can stymie or enhance free trade and global economic growth. And one of the biggest influencers of monetary policy in the world is the Bank of Japan. Gerard Baker, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, sat down with the bank’s ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s banking newcomers enjoy steady growth

TOKYO -- Japan's 10 new entrants to the banking sector, such as Sony Bank, recorded a 10% rise on the year in their total deposit balance to more than 17 trillion yen ($152 billion) as of the end of March 2017. Improved convenience looks to have attracted ... ( read original story ...)