Japan

Japan Feb final manufacturing PMI 51.6 vs 52.2 in Jan

TOKYO, March 2 - Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at a slightly slower clip in February domestic orders lost some steam, a survey showed on Monday, but stronger export demand from overseas suggest the manufacturing sector will continue to expand.

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Japan economy has good chance of 'true dawn'-BoJ's Nakaso

NEW YORK, Feb 27 - Japan now has a good chance of witnessing a "true dawn" now that the economy is back on a sustained growth path, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said on Friday.

28 Feb 2015

Banker tied to Olympus accounting scandal settles with U.S. SEC

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 - Japanese banker Hajime "Jim" Sagawa settled civil charges on Friday for his role in a massive accounting fraud cover-up at Olympus, agreeing to be barred from working in the securities industry, U.S. regulators said.

Regulatory News, 28 Feb 2015

EU agency recommends approval of Otsuka kidney drug

LONDON - A new kidney disease drug from Japan's Otsuka has been recommended for approval in Europe, the region's medicines regulator said on Friday.

Health, 27 Feb 2015

Two Japan ministers latest to deny illegal funding

TOKYO - Two Japanese ministers denied wrongdoing on Friday after media said they appeared to have received improper funding, the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, three of whose ministers have quit over scandals since October.

World, 27 Feb 2015

UPDATE 1-Two Japan ministers latest to deny illegal funding

TOKYO, Feb 27 - Two Japanese ministers denied wrongdoing on Friday after media said they appeared to have received improper funding, the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, three of whose ministers have quit over scandals since October.

27 Feb 2015