UK-Japan trade deal boost for Brexit

UK’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost probably afforded himself a smile this week as news came…

Suga to invest billions in Japan’s digital agency

New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga last week unveiled plans for the digital agency that will…

Okinawa joins space tourist race

PD Aerospace is to build a space sport in Okinawa

Buffett bets on Japan just as Abe bows out

Warren Buffett builds up stakes in Japan's five trading houses in the same week that PM…

Chile snubs China with Transoceanic Cable decision

Chile has chosen Australia as the final destination for the Transoceanic Cable, the first fibre-optic subsea…

SE Asian and Chinese manufacturers perk up

Chinese manufacturers and theirJapanese and South Korean counterparts continued their recovery from the fallout of the…

Hong Kong crisis makes Tokyo walk the line

Japan wants to use the Hong Kong crisis to persuade its bankers to mover to Tokyo,…

Boom time for domestic tourism?

Domestic tourism: At first sight, logic would suggest that those countries who have led the race…

Russia offers Japan bridge to Trans-Siberian Railway in Far East investment charm offensive

The prospect of being able to travel from London to Tokyo without risking wet feet was…

Work starts on India’s high-speed bullet train as rail network crumbles

India’s dream of enjoying the benefits of high-speed bullet transportation came one step closer to reality…

Asahi agrees to pay $7.81bn for SAB Miller’s East European brands

Asahi Group Holdings, the Japanese brewer and soft drinks manufacturers,  yesterday agreed in principle to acquire…

Japan looking to hook Hokkaido up with Trans-Siberian Railway

Japan is considering joining forces with Russia to  build an extension to the  Trans-Siberian railway to the islands…

Sakhalin 2 on agenda as Japan and Russia seal $1.3bn investment package

A number  Japanese companies  and banks are considering participating in the financing and construction of the third…

Asian budget carriers join forces to set up Value Alliance

Value Alliance: Eight of Asia’s struggling budget carriers – including Singapore Airlines Ltd.’s Scoot subsidiary and Thailand’s…

Japan and India look to team up to develop Chabahar as logistics hub

Japan and India are planning to team up to help develop Iran’s southeastern  Chabahar port as a…

Russian ferry operator to launch Vladivostok-Shanghai ferry service

Vladivostok-Shanghai ferry service:The Baltic Sea ferry operator – Russia’s largest – is to launch a new cruise service that will run…

IMF ups forecast for Turkish economy to 3.8% amid global gloom

Turkish economy: The IMF yesterday  revised its growth forecast for Turkey in the current year upwards  from 3.2% to 3.8%, while downgrading…

German and Japanese firms pledge $4bn to Iranian petrochemicals

Iranian petrochemicals: The German Linde Group has joined forces with Japan’s Mitsui to put together a $4bn investment…

ADB-AIIB cooperation ‘win-win’ situation – Nakao

ADB-AIIB: Cooperation between the  Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the newly-formed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will…

Japan on track to build first bullet train for India in $14.6bn deal

Bullet train for India: Japan is this week expected to be formally granted the rights to…

Japanese consortium to develop Turkmenistan’s Galknysh gas field

Turkmenistan has signed a framework agreement with a consortium of several Japanese companies for the development…

Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact passes first hurdle

Trans-Pacific Partnership: At a meeting in Atlanta yesterday, the US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations signed…

Japan prepares to invest in Iran

 Japan‘s  Government is on the verge of entering into an FDI agreement with Iran, according to…

Russia invites Japan to co-develop disputed Kuril Islands

Russia would welcome Japan’s  participation in its plans to improve living standards on the disputed Kuril Islands, Sakhalin’s…