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Japan's Hoshino Resorts to shift its focus to domestic travellers

24 Apr 2020

TOKYO Hoshino Resorts, an operator of luxury Japanese-style hotels, plans to shift its focus to domestic travellers after a plunge in foreign visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic and a delay in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, its chief executive said Friday.

Japan minister: Paris accord under threat if coronavirus trumps climate change

13 Apr 2020

TOKYO Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi warned on Monday that the Paris climate accord could face death if steps to fight global warming were put on the backburner to facilitate the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Nippon Steel braces for downside risk as coronavirus spreads

01 Mar 2020

TOKYO Nippon Steel, the world's No.3 steelmaker, is bracing for a downside risk as slower manufacturing activities in China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak may further weigh on demand in industries such as auto and machineries, its executive said.

Japan's Maeda Road seeks white knight to thwart hostile takeover

29 Jan 2020

TOKYO, Jan 29 Maeda Road Construction has been talking to potential white knights to try to thwart a hostile takeover offer from its biggest shareholder, the Japanese roadbuilder told Reuters on Wednesday.

Exiting atomic power unrealistic for Japan, minister says, disputing colleague

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Exiting nuclear power in Japan is unrealistic, the country's new industry minister said on Thursday, in comments that reiterated the government's line but are at odds with those made a day earlier by another newly installed cabinet member.

Nippon Steel eyes price hike, plant consolidation to shore up profits

28 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel Corp aims to raise product prices and boost productivity by streamlining its manufacturing structure to help shore up faltering earnings, a senior executive told Reuters.

Nippon Steel eyes price hike, plant consolidation to shore up profits

28 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 29 Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel Corp aims to raise product prices and boost productivity by streamlining its manufacturing structure to help shore up faltering earnings, a senior executive told Reuters.

Japan's first-quarter GDP grows at faster pace, but trade war blunts outlook

10 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's economy grew slightly faster than initially estimated in the first quarter, thanks to stronger capital spending, but analysts say global trade tensions remain a drag on growth and raise risks to the outlook for the export-reliant nation.

Japan's Sumitomo to focus on battery material supply to Panasonic, Toyota

13 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd (SMM) plans to focus on two key customers for its battery materials, Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp , supplier of car power packs to Tesla Inc , SMM's new president said.

Nippon Steel sees India as most promising market - executive

24 Aug 2018

TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp sees India as the most promising market and wants to become "an insider" to capitalise on growth of the world's third-biggest steel market, a senior executive said.

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