China's foreign minister says has not heard of September visit by Japan's Abe

BEIJING - China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday said he had "not heard" that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would visit China in September, state television reported, dismissing speculation of a summit meeting of the two leaders that month.

Recent Japan News

Nikkei rebounds on some positive earnings but Fast Retailing sinks 7:18am BST

TOKYO, Aug 5 - Japan's Nikkei share average posted modest gains on Wednesday as stronger earnings buoyed construction firms and real estate developers, but Toyota Motor and other cyclical shares buckled under concerns about slower global growth.


Japan's Abe asks Biden for investigation of possible U.S. spying 7:10am BST

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday for an investigation into possible spying on high-level Japanese government and corporate officials following WikiLeaks' release last week of a list of spying targets, Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

BRIEF-Japan's NTT to buy back own shares worth up to 100 bln yen 7:04am BST

Aug 5 - Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp :


ANA gains creditor backing to lead bankrupt Skymark's turnaround plan 6:51am BST

TOKYO - ANA Holdings Inc won the backing of creditors to lead a turnaround of bankrupt Japanese discount carrier Skymark Airlines Inc [SKALF.PK], defeating a rival plan that proposed Delta Air Lines as its sponsor.

Next gen Japan beaten again at Women's East Asian Cup 6:42am BST

- The next generation of Japanese soccer players showed they have some way to go to emulate the 2011 world champions after slumping to a second straight defeat at the Women's East Asian Cup.