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Tokyo consumer prices rise 3.6pct in November, biggest gain in 4 decades

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 7:43 AM

Consumer prices in Tokyo gained 3.6 percent in November from a year earlier, marking the steepest increase since 1982 amid higher energy and food prices that are increasingly [...] » More

Japan November factory activity shrinks at quickest pace in 2 years

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:43 AM

Japan’s manufacturing activity contracted at the fastest pace in two years in November as demand worsened due to strong inflationary pressures, a business survey showed [...] » More

Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ to buy two Asia units of Home Credit for $620 million

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:43 AM

Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (8306.T) said on Thursday it would buy the Philippines and Indonesian units of Dutch consumer finance company Home Credit BV [...] » More

Patient dies after info-sharing error at Japan hospital delays cancer diagnosis for 4.5 yrs

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 7:43 AM

A suspected lung cancer diagnosis was not shared among doctors on two occasions, resulting in a fatal medical error that delayed the detection of cancer in a patient by about [...] » More

Japan reports 60,108 new coronavirus cases

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Japan Today | 7:43 AM

Japan on Thursday reported 60,108 new coronavirus cases, down 73,253 from Wednesday. Tokyo reported 5,639 new cases, down 7,211 from Wednesday. The number of infected people [...] » More

JAXA reports research data fabrication by Japanese astronaut

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 7:43 AM

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reported to authorities on November 25 that research conducted under the supervision of astronaut and medical doctor Satoshi [...] » More

Japan government domestic travel discount programme to continue next year

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 7:43 AM

The Japanese government will continue to carry out its domestic tourism subsidy programme through next year, tourism minister Tetsuo Saito said Friday, although the start [...] » More

Tokyo stocks end lower on profit-taking, weak exporters

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 7:43 AM

Tokyo stocks ended lower Friday as investors locked in gains, heavily among export-oriented issues, after the Nikkei index rose sharply in recent sessions, with sentiment [...] » More

Kishida eyes US trip for talks with Biden in January

26-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Japan Today | 7:43 AM

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida is planning to visit the United States in January for talks with President Joe Biden, government sources said Thursday, with deepening [...] » More

Consumer inflation in Japan’s capital rises at fastest pace in 40 years

25-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:13 AM

Core consumer prices in Japan’s capital, a leading indicator of nationwide trends, rose at their fastest annual pace in 40 years in November and exceeded the central [...] » More

MUFG to buy Asian units of Dutch consumer lender for $622 million

25-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. said Thursday it will acquire two Southeast Asian subsidiaries of Netherlands-based consumer finance company Home Credit B.V., located in [...] » More

Kishida denies Cabinet reshuffle after series of ministerial changes

25-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday denied speculation that he is planning a Cabinet reshuffle after three of his ministers were forced out in less than a [...] » More

Nikkei ends at 2.5-month high on prospects of slowing US rate hikes

25-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Tokyo’s Nikkei index ended at a two-and-a-half month high Thursday on prospects of slowing interest rate hikes in the United States, while World Cup-related issues were [...] » More

Sentences finalised for day care workers over heatstroke death of boy left on bus in Japan

25-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Suspended prison sentences handed to the former head of a day care facility in southwestern Japan and a fellow staff member over the heatstroke death of a 5-year-old boy who [...] » More

Japan keeps economic recovery assessment in November despite inflation

25-Nov-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Japan on Thursday maintained its view that the economy is recovering moderately, as solid pent-up demand for services following the lifting of COVID-19 curbs continued to [...] » More