No mishap as Nishikori books second-round spot in Paris

PARIS - Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori avoided a first-round mishap against local favourite Paul-Henri Mathieu to advance on the first day of the French Open with a 6-3 7-5 6-1 victory on Sunday.

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Mitsubishi Corp, Sumitomo Realty drop out of Kansai bid-sources

TOKYO, May 22 - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp and developer Sumitomo Realty & Development Co Ltd have dropped out of the bidding for the right to operate Japan's Kansai International Airport, people familiar with the matter said.

22 May 2015

Japan April core CPI seen subdued even after two-year BOJ stimulus

TOKYO - Japan's consumer inflation remained subdued in April on lower energy costs, adding pressure on the Bank of Japan after already two years of massive stimulus aimed at banishing deflation.

22 May 2015

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi add 710,000 cars to Takata air bag recall

TOKYO, May 22 - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Friday they would recall about 710,000 more cars equipped with air bag inflators made by parts supplier Takata Corp.

Regulatory News, 22 May 2015

JGBs edge down, pressured by rising stocks after BOJ holds steady

TOKYO, May 22 - Japanese government bonds edged down on Friday, pressured by rallying stocks and investors' wariness ahead of a 20-year auction next week.

22 May 2015

HIGHLIGHTS-BOJ Governor Kuroda comments at news conference

May 22 - The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus on Friday and offered a slightly more upbeat view of the economy, unfazed by first-quarter GDP data that offered mixed signs on the strength of the recovery.

22 May 2015