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Japan's ANA Holdings raises profit forecast as travel demand recovers
Reuters on - 2/2/2023 8:46:35 AM
The operator of Japan's largest airline, ANA Holdings Inc , raised its full-year profit forecast as travel demand recovers following the easing of COVID-19 border curbs.

Japan utilities boost efforts to cut coal import costs, improve energy security
Reuters on - 2/2/2023 5:29:39 AM
Japanese power utilities are stepping up efforts to cut thermal coal import costs by switching to lower quality grades and widening import sources, company officials said, as Tokyo looks to fight inflation and boost energy security.

‘Sushi Terrorism’ is the Viral Video Trend Spreading Food Safety Horror in Japan
YAHOO!News on - 2/1/2023 8:08:16 PM
From licking soy sauce bottles to rogue wasabi, a new trend in Japan has diners filming themselves violating food safety.

BOJ’s Policy Path Hinges on Japan’s Complex Wage Dynamics
YAHOO!News - 2/2/2023 1:01:00 AM
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has placed wage growth at the center of debate over whether potentially market-jolting policy change looms at the central bank after years of massive stimulus.Most Read from BloombergMerck Covid Drug Linked to New Virus Mutations,

A Trader’s Guide to Betting on the Next Bank of Japan Governor
Bloomberg L.P. - 2/2/2023 7:30:00 AM
Investors are readying for the final stretch in the race to replace Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, a decision that could whipsaw markets from the yen to Treasuries.

Japan's Honda outlines hydrogen power plans to go green
ABC - 2/2/2023 3:54:00 AM
Honda is expanding the use of hydrogen to trucks and construction equipment, electricity for buildings and even in outer space, not just cars on roads, to step up on sustainability efforts

Netflix Japan blames 'labor shortage' for using A.I. art in its anime
Fortune on - 2/2/2023 11:19:26 AM
Artists complain that image-generating A.I. steals their work without consent, while limiting their opportunities to get paying work.

NATO chief urges closer ties with Japan to defend democracy
CNBC - 1/31/2023 11:11:00 PM
Calling it a critical moment for NATO and for Japan, Stoltenberg said China and Russia are leading an authoritarian pushback against international order.

Japan’s Kishida Rebuffs Calls for Marriage Equality Ahead of G-7
YAHOO!News - 2/2/2023 3:29:00 AM
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said “extreme caution” was needed in allowing same-sex marriage, blocking calls in parliament to give legal status to the unions that would bring Japan in line with Group of Seven peers as it prepares to host a summit in May.

South Korean court says stolen statue must return to Japan
The Washington Post - 2/1/2023 4:59:00 AM
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said his government will encourage Seoul to facilitate the statue’s swift return to Japan. The 50-centimeter (20-inch) gilt bronze Buddha statue was one of two stolen from Tsushima’s Kannonji temple by ...