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Japan takes energy race overseas, promotes solar at home

May 20, 2013
Things have been electric on the Japanese stock market recently. But the country is in need of energy and is hunting for it in innovative ways.
Posted In: Japan, Goldman Sachs, energy

Japan's economy grows under Shinzo Abe's leadership

May 16, 2013
Policies taken by the head of Japan are helping the country finally bounce back after decades of trouble. But is it enough -- and will it continue?
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe
Outside view of the Sony headquarters building in Tokyo.

How not to take over a company like Sony

May 15, 2013
If the history of foreign investor activism in Japan is any indication, the outlook for hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is not too loving.
Posted In: takeover, Sony, Japan

Sony back in the black for the first time in 5 years

May 9, 2013
Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years. The company reported a net profit of $948 million.
Posted In: Sony, Japan, yen

Boeing's Dreamliner will soon be back in the air

Apr 26, 2013
Japan has given the green light to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Japans two biggest airlines, Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, may resume flying the aircraft, which has been grounded since January.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner, Dreamliner 787, Japan, Airlines

Does the U.S. benefit from Japan-China tensions?

Apr 24, 2013
Tensions are on the rise this week between China and Japan after Chinese naval ships confronted Japanese fishing boats in the waters surrounding some disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Posted In: Japan, China

Japan stimulus has investors eyeing Europe

Apr 9, 2013
The value of the Japanese yen fell to its lowest level in four years after a huge monetary stimulus package was unveiled last week, and the effects of the stimulus are starting to be felt far away from Japan.
Posted In: Japan, bonds, yen, Europe debt crisis

Japan central bank hopes a bold bond buy will solve an old problem

Apr 4, 2013
Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy.
Posted In: Japan, bonds, Shinzo Abe

Crackdown on shark fishing opposed by Japan, China

Mar 14, 2013
Japan and China have failed to block new restrictions on shark fishing at an international conference in Thailand.
Posted In: animals, Japan, China, endangered species

Two years after Fukushima disaster, doubts of food safety linger in Japan

Mar 11, 2013
Japanese officials say food produced in the region around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is safe. But if you want your rice tested in front of you -- there's a service for that.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear, food safety, Fukushima

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