Japan

Tokyo seeks “friendliest city” title for local, foreign startups

It looks to increase its number of unicorns and startups tenfold over the next 5 years.

Tokyo seeks “friendliest city” title for local, foreign startups

It looks to increase its number of unicorns and startups tenfold over the next 5 years.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation wins SBR Technology Excellence Awards 2022

Leading global financial institution SMBC successfully launched a digital solution to support its customers and other stakeholders with onboarding and accelerating their decarbonisation journey.

Japanese firms embrace technological advancements to make positive impact

Azbil Corporation strengthens businesses in the Asia Pacific with a focus on the UN's SDGs; whilst Kyowa Kirin's cutting-edge science raises health and well-being through innovative specialty drugs.

Raffles Medical Group launches first app-based COVID-19 test booking

Travellers can book their PCR tests ahead of travel plans.

SingPost posts 42.1% profit plunge in H1 FY2020

Rising international conveyance costs triggered the fall.

Frasers Hospitality opens Fraser Suites Akasaka in Tokyo

A special opening discount of up to 40% is being offered.

Olam unit secures samurai loan facility of $324.08m

Olam Treasury aims to refinance existing loans and general corporate purposes.

Far East Hospitality opens hotel in Tokyo

It has an opening promotion of 15% discount with a complimentary late check-out.

Japan's GDP growth could contract 5.2%

Economy activity is expected to suffer despite restrictions being lifted in prefectures.

Japan's budget deficit to expand to 7.4% in FY2020

The Olympics’ postponement will drag on tourism and consumption revenues.

MUFG-Grab deal shows Japanese banks' curiosity in SEA

But Fitch warns it could lead to higher costs and put pressure on profits.

Japan's GDP growth contracted 0.1% in Q3

Declines in private inventories significantly dragged on growth.

Credit Saison launches international CVC arm

It plans to invest $74.8m into India and Southeast Asia.

Tokyo aces rankings for world's greenest commutes

It has the highest number of walkers than any other city in the world.

Japan's building sector to grow 0.4% annually from 2019-2023

Urban redevelopment projects will drive growth amidst shrinking housing demand.

Japan's current account surplus to narrow to 3.2% of 2019 GDP

Export growth is expected to drop 1.2% this year.

Japan GDP growth to slow to 0.5% in 2019

The looming implementation of consumption tax hike will weigh on economic growth.