Japan's NTT Communications buys German data center operator e-shelter

TOKYO/FRANKFURT - Japan's NTT Communications Corp said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy German data center firm e-shelter, becoming Europe's third-biggest operator in the sector from the latest in a series of overseas acquisitions to counter sluggish domestic growth.

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Sharp planning to tap banks for second bailout in three years 10:35am GMT

TOKYO - Japan's loss-making Sharp Corp will seek new funds for further restructuring from its two main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, with a debt-to-equity swap seen by bankers as the most feasible option.

UPDATE 3-Sharp planning to tap banks for second bailout in three years 8:17am GMT

* This FY net loss to widen to more than 100 bln yen - Nikkei

BRIEF-Sumco registers to issue up to 60 bln yen in common shares 7:43am GMT

* Says filed shelf registration to issue up to 60 billion yen ($501 million) in common shares


It's raining cats and tourists on a Japanese island 7:03am GMT

AOSHIMA, Japan - An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. | Video


Small step by Tokyo district could be giant leap for LGBT equality 6:19am GMT

TOKYO - Same-sex couples in Japan are awaiting the results of a debate in a Tokyo local assembly that may give them what their Western counterparts have long had: a chance to step out of the shadows.