Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly over Sea of Japan: Ifax

MOSCOW Nuclear-capable Russian bombers carried out a training flight over the Sea of Japan, prompting Tokyo to scramble air force planes to intercept them, the Interfax news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Friday.

Recent Japan News

Nikkei slides, weak U.S. retail sales trigger profit-taking

* Japan Display falls after it forecasts 5th straight yr of losses

Regulatory News, 15 Feb 2019

Japan January exports seen falling most in two years on Sino-U.S. trade row: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's exports in January are forecast to have fallen at the fastest pace in more than two years as the U.S.-Sino trade war put the brakes on demand for Japanese electronics, car parts, and heavy equipment.

15 Feb 2019

JGBs rise tracking gains in U.S. Treasuries

TOKYO, Feb 15 Japanese government bond prices rose on Friday as U.S. Treasuries held on to overnight gains and after Tokyo stocks pulled back from near two-month highs, boosting demand for debt.

Regulatory News, IPOs, 15 Feb 2019

Nikkei slides as weak U.S. retail sales sour risk appetite

TOKYO, Feb 15 Japan's Nikkei fell on Friday as bleak U.S. retail sales data dampened investor risk appetite and dragged down the broader market, with exporters and financial firms underperforming.

Regulatory News, 15 Feb 2019

Japan Exchange Group, TOCOM to merge this year: sources

TOKYO Japan Exchange Group Inc (JPX), owner of Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc have decided to merge, two sources with direct knowledge of the talks said, as Japan pushes to create an all-in-one bourse.

Deals, Business, 15 Feb 2019