Trump takes credit from Japanese mogul for 8,000 jobs

Donald Trump on Wednesday touted plans by a Japanese mogul to bring 8,000 jobs to the United ... "We believe it is critical for business and government to partner together to create more job opportunities in the U.S. and ensure prosperity for all Americans ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo follows Wall Street fall as Toshiba stocks plunge again

Tokyo followed Wall Street lower Thursday and oil edged down from recent highs as Toshiba's stock plunged for the third straight day. The Dow receded after nearing the historic 20,000 benchmark with shares of some banks falling more than one percent after ... ( read original story ...)

The top Japan news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these national news stories as the most important of 2016 ... atomic bombs and called for the elimination of nuclear weapons. People in Tokyo watch a speech by Emperor Akihito on Aug. 8. | BLOOMBERG 2. ( read original story ...)

BOJ Kuroda sees steady Japan recovery next year – Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he expects Japan's economy to enjoy a steady recovery throughout next year as global headwinds die down, according to the Nikkei newspaper, reinforcing market expectations that the central bank ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei drops to near 3-week low hit by weak Wall St, strong yen

TOKYO Dec 29 Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a near three-week low on Thursday as weakness on Wall Street and a stronger yen hurt sentiment, but Takata Corp surged 16 percent on news that it could settle U.S. criminal charges over defective air bags. ( read original story ...)