New Nissan LEAF with e-Pedal is around the corner

YOKOHAMA: Nissan is set to unveil its new-generation LEAF early in September, a few days before its public debut at the Sept 16-24 Frankfurt Motor Show. Undisguised photos of the new LEAF, with a design echoing the Pulsar, are starting to leak out into the ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo firefighters battle blaze at world’s biggest fish market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Dozens of Tokyo firefighters were battling a blaze on Thursday at the world's largest fish market and one of the capital's most popular tourist sites, as grey smoke billowed over the city. There were no immediate reports of injuries or ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s Banks Tap a Gold Mine

Japan's banks are in a difficult place. While the rest of the G-10 countries are moving toward higher borrowing costs, the Bank of Japan is spinning its wheels, with little sign of improved lending rates. A happy unintended consequence of that stasis ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Inc. Might Have to Pay Up

In its most recent minutes, the Bank of Japan used an Orwellian phrase to describe the trend: "securing the labor force." The unemployment rate is 2.8 percent and declining steadily as Japan goes through something of a growth streak. At the same time ... ( read original story ...)