Japan in the News Mar 10 - 16

March 16, 2017

The latest developments in the Japanese news

U.S. urges Japan to further open auto, farm markets

Greater profit growth expected for Japan Inc. in fiscal 2017

Tokyo targets tax avoidance on intellectual property

Saudi king begins 4-day Japan visit with mammoth delegation

Ex-PM Koizumi repeats call for 'zero nuclear power plants'

Home-grown caviar catching on in Japan, overseas markets eyed

Retail outlets to be used as shelters in disasters

Toshiba looks at possible US nuclear business exit

Weaker yen pushes Nikkei to year's highest close

Japan, Saudi Arabia vow to explore special economic zones

Keidanren, labor body Rengo agree to introduce 100-hour overtime cap

JETRO officials brief companies on NAFTA

IBM Japan to offer weather forecasting with AI

Japan stresses trade dialogue framework after U.S. statement to WTO

Draghi: Global politics now the bigger risk for economy

ASEAN, EU agree to lay groundwork to resume free trade talks

Early Japan-EU EPA can send ‘very good signal’

Japan February wholesale prices rise 1.0% year on year

Japan's parcel firms to strengthen local delivery coordination

Govt. to set monthly maximum overtime hours

Banking association to call for tighter loan screenings

Japan eyes unemployment insurance for freelancers

Japan to help logistics industry keep on truckin'

Major Japan firms offer smaller pay-scale hike amid Trump uncertainty

IMF urges G-20 moves to preserve trade, reduce imbalances

Japan's central bank holds steady on interest rate, stimulus