Japan manufacturers remain optimistic in June: Reuters Tankan

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Business confidence levels of Japanese manufacturers and service sector firms were little changed in June from the prior month, highlighting the fragile and uneven state of the country’s coronavirus recovery, a Reuters survey showed. While manufacturers’ mood…

JGB yields edge lower on rising coronavirus cases

TOKYO, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Yields on Japanese government bonds slipped on Tuesday, as sentiment was weighed by uncertainty over U.S. stimulus talks and the global economic outlook due to a surge in coronavirus cases. Benchmark 10-year JGB futures rose…

Japan Airlines to use gender-neutral greetings

If you’re stepping on a Japan Airlines (JAL) plane anytime next month, chances are you won’t hear the term “ladies and gentlemen” anymore. Instead, from 1 October, gender-neutral phrases like “attention all passengers”, or references to passengers as “everyone” will…

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later Wednesday. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, announced last month that he was stepping down because of…

Japan's Suga in pole position for PM as debate kicks off

TOKYO (Reuters) – Yoshihide Suga is on course for a landslide victory in the race to become Japan’s next prime minister, an Asahi newspaper tally showed, as debate kicks off later Wednesday among the three candidates vying to succeed long-time…