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Japan's Nissan sees smaller loss, promises sales recovery

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan reduced its losses in the January-March quarter as restructuring efforts kicked in, despite damage to sales from the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. ...

Japan prosecutors say Ghosn said Nissan pay plan was not set

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn told prosecutors during questioning on financial misconduct charges before he fled Japan that his compensation was never decided upon, according to records pr...

Asian share rise on US rally, jobs data signaling low rates

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street as a grim jobs report signaled to investors that interest rates will likely stay low. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose...

Asian shares mostly rise on US rally; eyes on jobs data

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Friday on optimism about the rally on Wall Street and an economic rebound in the U.S., as investors awaited the release of jobs data. Japan's b...

Nintendo profits boom as people stuck at home play games

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games ...

Asian stocks mostly higher on hopes for pandemic recovery

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on cautious optimism that upcoming company earnings reports will reflect a gradual recovery from the damage of the pandemic. Jap...

Asian shares slip on pandemic worries despite Wall St rally

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday amid uncertainty about the prospects for a global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 di...

Sony's profit zooms to record on video games, 'Demon Slayer'

TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s January-March profit zoomed eight-fold to 107 billion yen ($982 million) from a year earlier as people stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic turned to the Japanese electron...

Asian shares mostly higher before Fed meeting, Biden speech

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly moderately higher in listless trading Wednesday, as investors watched for news out of a Federal Reserve meeting. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2% ...

Japan sets June trial for Americans accused in Ghosn escape

TOKYO (AP) — The trial of two Americans accused of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan while out on bail will open on June 14, the Tokyo District Court said Wednesday. ...

Toyota acquires Lyft's self-driving unit for $550 million

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. has acquired the self-driving division of American ride-hailing company Lyft for $550 million, in a move that highlights the Japanese automaker’s ambitions in that tech...

Toshiba brushes off renewed push from CVC on acquisition bid

TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba Corp. on Tuesday brushed off a fresh missive from CVC Partners about the global fund’s proposal to acquire the Japanese manufacturer, though it stopped short of outright rejecting...

Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark quickly lost early gains and fell 0.1% to ...

Asian shares rise as vaccine wait tempers Wall St optimism

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday after China reported its economy expanded at an 18% annual pace in the first quarter of the year. Jubilance over positive Chinese and U.S. ...

Toshiba board meets amid reports of president's resignation

TOKYO (AP) — The board of Toshiba Corp. is meeting Wednesday, amid Japanese media reports that the president is stepping down as the technology conglomerate studies an acquisition proposal from a glob...