Japan state fund open to discussing investment in Sharp

TOKYO - The Innovation Network Corp of Japan, a government-backed fund that has rescued loss-making electronics companies, is open to discussing a possible investment in Sharp Corp if the company seeks help, INCJ's president said on Tuesday.

Recent Japan News


Growing Japan row over U.S. air base presents election risk for PM Abe 6:44am BST

TOKYO - A row between Tokyo and Japan's Okinawa over a contentious U.S. air base deepened on Tuesday when Okinawa's governor revoked a work permit for a new site, while the government said it was considering legal action to push ahead.


Toyota: new Prius to get mileage of 40 km per liter in Japan versus 32.6 km per liter now 5:49am BST

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday the fourth-generation Prius hybrid model would have listed mileage of 40 km per liter (94 mpg) in Japan, improving fuel economy by more than a fifth from the current version's 32.6 km/l.


Japan's Aso - economy clearly in recovery phase 3:17am BST

TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the economy is clearly in recovery as corporate profits are at a record high and wages are rising.

Nikkei falls on profit-taking, led by oil shares; Sharp soars on investment news 3:02am BST

* U.S. earnings to determine market directions this week - analysts


Japan Sept bank loans rise 2.6 percent versus year ago 12:53am BST

TOKYO, Oct 13 - Japanese bank lending rose 2.6 percent in September from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday.