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Japan data show spending, factory output muted as yen falls

30-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world’s third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over [...]
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Japan issues evacuation order after volcano erupts

30-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan ordered evacuations Friday after an island volcano erupted, shooting a huge column of ash high into the air. Footage by the Japan Meteorological Agency captured the [...]
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Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island

30-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to [...]
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Japanese island to be evacuated after volcano erupts

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky, prompting authorities to [...]
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Japan inflation roughly flat in April, household spending slumps

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s household spending unexpectedly slumped in April and consumer inflation was roughly flat, casting doubt on the central bank’s view that a steady economic [...]
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Japan spending slump casts doubt on central bank optimism

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Spending by Japanese households slumped unexpectedly in April and consumer inflation came in roughly flat, casting doubt on the central bank’s view that a steady [...]
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Japan’s Skymark to seek revival plan approval despite creditor opposition -sources

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Failed Japanese budget carrier Skymark Airlines Inc will seek court approval on Friday for a revival plan despite opposition from creditors Airbus Group and Intrepid Aviation [...]
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Japan econmin Amari says current yen falls not excessive

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Economics minister Akira Amari said on Friday the current pace of yen declines cannot necessarily be described as excessive. Speaking in parliament, Amari also said [...]
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Unexpectedly weak household spending casts doubt on BOJ’s optimism

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s household spending unexpectedly slumped in April and consumer inflation was roughly flat, casting doubt on the central bank’s view that a steady economic [...]
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Mount Shindake: the moment Japan’s volcano erupts in spectacular fashion

30-May-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

More than 100 people have been ordered to evacuate after a volcano erupted on the tiny southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu on Friday morning. Spectacular TV footage [...]
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Japan unemployment lowest since 1990s

30-May-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Job vacancies in Japan are at their highest in 23 years, while the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since the late 1990s as the labour market tightens. According to [...]
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Japan April industrial output up 1.0 pct mth/mth

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese industrial output rose 1.0 percent in April, gaining for the first time in three months, government data showed on Friday. The rise was more than the median estimate [...]
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Japan April nationwide core CPI rises 0.3 pct yr/yr

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, keeping inflation distant from the central bank’s 2 [...]
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Honda expands air bag recall after Takata complies with US order

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Honda Motor Co called back about 690,000 cars in Japan and the United States to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp (7312.T) after the Tokyo-based parts supplier [...]
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Japan’s Shinsei bank says interested in GE Capital’s Asia-Pacific assets

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Shinsei Bank Ltd is interested in GE Capital’s Asia-Pacific operations, its president said, as the mid-sized lender tries to grow its business into niche [...]
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