Japan and India vow to boost strategic ties

Japan and India have agreed to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China.

Japan's household spending drops

Household spending in Japan has been down year-on-year for the fourth consecutive month in July after a controversial sales tax increase in April.

JAL to order jets from Mitsubishi

Japan Airlines will order up to 59 regional jets from a unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Brazilian plane maker Embraer.

Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed elderly

Almost 55 years later, the Tokyo-based company sees a new opportunity opening up in rapidly ageing Japan - what it calls "nursing care food" for the elderly.

SoftBank has grand ambitions - report

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank's failed bid for T-Mobile has marked a rare defeat for its brash billionaire founder, but he has big plans.

Bangladesh approves $4.6bn energy project

Bangladesh has approved a $4.6bn project to build coal-fired power plants and a deep-sea port in the Bay of Bengal with Japanese funding.

Google, Asian firms laying underwater cable

Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $300m underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to meet surging internet use.
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Panasonic eyes huge cash bonus with Olympic tech

Robot porters and wearable translation devices are just some of the innovations Panasonic would like to launch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Japan nuclear plan set for more delays

The long-awaited restart of Japan's nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015.

Fujitsu back in the black

Fujitsu says it has swung back to profitability with the company's results driven by upbeat demand for personal computers and mobile products.

Skymark shares slump after Airbus cancels deal

Shares in Skymark have plunged for a second straight day wiping out a quarter of its value after Airbus had cancelled a deal with the Japanese budget airline.

Australia submarine deal with Japan in sight

Australia could discuss building its next-generation fleet of submarines overseas, a shift that could open the door to a partnership deal with Japan.

McDonald's stops sourcing chicken from China

McDonald's Japan is halting sales of all products that use chicken meat originating in China and is switching its sourcing completely to Thailand.
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Brazil eyeing Japan's help in oil project

Brazil plans to use Japanese technology in building a floating structure and ships for its huge offshore oil development project, according to media reports.
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Halaal tourism takes off in Japan

Prayer rooms, hijabs and even halaal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.
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