TOKYO - SoftBank Corp announced Wednesday it will lead a $100 million investment round in Indonesian ecommerce giant PT Tokopedia, the Japanese mobile carrier's third investment overseas under Vice Chairman Nikesh Aurora.
Recent Japan News
TOKYO - Izuru Kato is a soft-spoken and bookish economist, but his dismissal of the Bank of Japan's stimulus policy as "monetary shamanism" is ringing loud in the ears of bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.
TOKYO - Japan's exports rose at the fastest pace in seven months in September as sales to Asia picked up, but signs of slowing global growth may hurt the trade sector's ability to recharge the world's third-biggest economy and keep up pressure for fresh stimulus.
TOKYO - An economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the next sales tax hike should be delayed until April 2017, given the big risk that a tax increase would pose to the fragile economy.
* Expects dollar/yen to strengthen due to solid U.S. economy
TOKYO, Oct 22 - Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc, one of Japan's top three non-life insurers, is looking for dips in the dollar against the yen to buy foreign bonds, a senior investment planning official at the company said on Wednesday.