Asian shares mixed following Wall St retreat

TOKYO (AP) — Major Asian share indexes meandered between modest gains and losses Tuesday after a retreat on Wall Street. Australia’s benchmark led the declines, falling more than 1%...

Japan's Mitsubishi executive behind Nissan alliance has died

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors' former Chief Executive Osamu Masuko, who engineered the automaker’s alliance with Nissan, has died. He was 71. Masuko was named a special advisor to ...

Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a person aboard

TOKYO (AP) — The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory. Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying c...

Asian shares lower as investors await Fed chair's speech

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street following talks between the United States and China on the status of a deal meant to work as truce in th...

Asia stocks rise, spurred by hopes for COVID treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as investors hung onto hopes the coronavirus pandemic may come under control with treatments being developed. Few details emerge...

Japan's Takeda sells drugs subsidiary to US Blackstone fund

TOKYO (AP) — Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is selling its subsidiary in Japan focused on consumer healthcare to U.S. investment fund Blackstone Group. The deal, announced Monday by the J...

Asian shares retreat after Fed minutes bring reality check

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Thursday after sobriety set in on Wall Street, and the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes laid out challenges for the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Reports: Nissan failed to report income for Ghosn in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The case against former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn may have taken another turn as Japanese media report allegations that the automaker declared as expenses 1.15 billion yen ($10.8 mill...

Japan's exports plunge amid crush from coronavirus pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s exports plunged 19.2% in July from a year earlier, as the coronavirus pandemic sapped global demand for goods from the third largest economy, government data showed Wednesday. ...

Japan's economy shrinks at record rate, slammed by pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8% in April-June, the worst contraction on record, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed consumption and trade, according to government data rele...

Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in cautious trading Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued. China reported factor...

Global shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, despite concerns over the coronanvirus pandemic. ...

Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, even as investors worry about the coronanvirus ...

Japan tech giant SoftBank's profits rise on investments

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp.'s said Tuesday that its profit rose 12% in April-June from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of its sh...

Japan's legacy of forced labor haunts ties with neighbors

TOKYO (AP) — For years, Yeom Chan-soon was haunted by the cracking sound of a leather belt eating into the flesh of a fellow Korean mine worker being punished for trying to escape from forced labor in...