That’s what the world is, after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories.
— Haruki Murakami
  • Japan Love Hotels see business booming

    From rooms kitted out like medical clinics where couples can play "doctors and nurses" to grottos where it is permanently Christmas, Japan's "Love Hotels" cater to almost every taste, offering a few hours of reasonably-priced privacy in a crowded country.

  • Japan and U.S. trade chiefs will try Saturday to break impasse over TPP

    Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs will meet Saturday in Washington to seek progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks ahead of a ministerial conference slated for later this month, negotiation sources said Thursday. Akira Amari, Japan’s minister in charge of the TPP, will hold talks with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, ...

  • SoftBank unit to enter clean energy retail business in Japan

    SoftBank Corp.'s clean energy unit will enter the retail power business this year to sell renewable energy such as solar and wind. The post SoftBank unit to enter clean energy retail business in Japan appeared first on The Japan Times.

  • Japan Inc. profit boom masks fading export gains from yen

    Soaring profits among Japanese manufacturers are masking weakness in exports as the yen’s slide against the dollar fails to deliver the boost seen after previous bouts of currency depreciation. Export volumes fell 1.5 percent in 2013 from the previous year, Finance Ministry data show, even following a 12 percent decline ...

  • Japan records worst ever trade deficit

    Imports of fossil fuels and tepid demand in export markets have driven trade balance deep into deficit, sparking debate over effects of Abenomics


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  • Japan logged record trade deficit of ¥11.47 trillion in 2013

    Japan posted a record trade deficit of ¥11.47 trillion ($112.07 billion) in 2013, up 65.3 percent from the previous year, as the weaker yen and growing demand for energy drove up import costs, dwarfing a sharp expansion in exports, the government said Monday. The previous record deficit was ¥6.94 trillion, ...

  • Japan trade deficit hits record high

    Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record $112 billion last year, official data showed Monday, as the country's post-Fukushima energy bills soared, outstripping a rise in shipments overseas.

  • Japan posts record $112B trade deficit in 2013

    Japan's trade deficit surged 65 percent in 2013 to a record 11.47 trillion yen ($112 billion), as rising costs for imports outstripped growth in exports, especially for oil.

  • Foreign investors remain bullish on Japan equities

    Investor sentiment toward Japanese equities remains strong, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey. “Japan is the second most preferred region globally. People are bullish on Japan,” said BofA Merrill Lynch equity strategist Manish Kabra. The level of investors saying they are overweight in Japanese ...

  • China trade soars globally but falls 5.1% with Japan

    China’s trade with Japan fell 5.1 percent in 2013 to $312.5 billion, down for the second straight year, the General Customs Administration said Friday. The decline was even worse than the 3.9 percent contraction in 2012 and reflected the lingering effects of the Senkaku Islands territorial row. China’s trade with ...

  • Ford Looks to Fiesta to Increase Meager Sales in Japan

    The Detroit automaker, which sold fewer than 4,000 cars in Japan last year, hopes to finally pry open a market that has flummoxed many foreign automakers — and one that it all but abandoned during the global economic crisis.    

  • Japan, Turkey plan talks on economic partnership

    Japan and Turkey agreed Tuesday to begin talks on an economic partnership agreement, part of a drive to build closer ties as they also step up cooperation on nuclear technology.