Asian stocks up as Dow breaks record, Koreas agree to talk

Jan 5, 2018

Asian stock markets were moderately higher on Friday after the Dow Jones finished above 25,000 for the first time overnight and North and South Koreas agreed to hold talks

Kobe Steel says focus on profit, targets led to scandal

Nov 10, 2017

Kobe Steel is pointing to a zealous pursuit of profit, unrealistic targets and an insular corporate culture as the causes of massive faked inspection data at the Japanese metals maker

Tokyo company gives extra holiday for nonsmoking employees

Nov 2, 2017

A marketing company in Tokyo has opted for a novel perk for its employees: an extra week's holiday for those who are nonsmokers

Beijing forms 'snow affairs work team' for 2022 Olympics

Oct 19, 2017

Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has formed a "snow affairs work team," and invited experts from Finland, Canada and other nations to help out with the problem of too little of the white stuff

Nissan decries incremental change, seeks dramatic jumps

Sep 12, 2017

Japanese automaker Nissan says it's attempting to foster a corporate culture that will produce manufacturing innovations in leaps and bounds instead of steady incremental improvement

Global stocks mixed as boost from US jobs report fades

Aug 7, 2017

Global stock markets mixed as investors monitor dollar, lift from strong U.S. payroll fades

Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators

Apr 10, 2017

Japan Inc., long dominated by old-style companies, is finally warming up to startups

Haier boss looks far beyond appliances

Mar 30, 2017

Haier Group paid $5.4 billion for GE Appliances, but the Chinese company's chairman says the legendary American brand's managers will be left alone to run it

Japan starts weekend early to improve work-life balance

Feb 24, 2017

Some workers in Japan have enjoyed an early start to their weekend under a new initiative to encourage a better work-life balance

Pentagon says US, Chinese air encounter unintentional

Feb 11, 2017

The Pentagon says a close encounter between a Chinese early warning aircraft and a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the South China Sea appears to be unintentional and both pilots maintained professional radio contact