Stocks rise on hope that worst of economic plunge has passed

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares surged Friday on optimism the worst of the economic fallout from the pandemic may be over, as Wall Street logged its biggest rally in a week. Japan's benchm...

Nintendo marks profit jump as people stay home amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. scored a 33% jump in annual profit, as people stuck at home turn to playing games. Kyoto-based Nintendo, which did not break down...

Asian shares mostly fall over pandemic, US trade worries

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday as worries about the pandemic's damage to the global economy swirled with glimmers of hope about some regions reopening gradually to business as usual. ...

Japan computer-savvy teen designs app to fight pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic rests on knowing where infected people have been and who they've come in contact with so they can be tested and treated. ...

Asian shares rise on hopes for drug to treat coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced on Thursday, riding a wave of optimism about a possible treatment for the coronavirus that set off a rally on Wall Street powerful enough to override data showing th...

Low-tech Japan challenged in working from home amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — When the Japanese government declared an emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus earlier this month and asked people to work from home, crowds rushed to electronics stores. ...

Japan's Mitsubishi Motors predicts losses over pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Friday it expects 26 billion yen ($240 million) in losses for the fiscal year through next March, as sales plunge because of the coronaviru...

Asian shares lower as Wall St rally fizzles amid virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are lower Friday after an early rally on Wall Street suddenly vanished, the latest example of how fragile the hopes underpinning the stock market’s monthlong recovery are. ...

Asian shares mostly rise as oil prices recover

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday following a rally on Wall Street and even oil prices recovering from their recent plunge to zero. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 a...

Japan's exports sink in March as pandemic hits major markets

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s exports sank 11.7% in March as the coronavirus pandemic slammed auto shipments to the U.S. The Finance Ministry said Monday that exports to the U.S. fell 16.5% ...

Tokyo's homeless seek Olympic Athletes Village as shelter

TOKYO (AP) — A group representing the homeless is asking to use the Athletes Village for next year's Tokyo Olympics as a shelter during the coronavirus pandemic. An online petition a...

Asian shares rise, China's March trade data show improvement

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday although investors were braced for sobering news about how the coronavirus pandemic has hurt global corporate earnings and the Chinese economy, the driver of gro...

Asian shares fall, oil gains after OPEC plus strikes deal

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower Monday in Asia while crude prices gained more than $1 per barrel after OPEC and other oil producing nations agreed to cut output to reflect the collapse of demand...

Japan auto industry vows to protect jobs amid virus crisis

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Chief Executive Akio Toyoda promised Friday that the Japanese auto industry would seek to protect jobs worldwide as it endures the coronavirus pandemic. Toyoda, ...

Asian shares mostly lower, Japan gains on upbeat data

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark advanced but other Asian shares fell Wednesday amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world. J...