Japan in the News Apr 14 - 20

April 20, 2017

The latest developments in the Japanese news

OECD urges Japan to promote labor reforms, calls wage growth 'muted'

Japanese bank organization seeks common blockchain platform

Japan lodges protest with N. Korea over ballistic missile launch

Researchers find proteins that could help wipe out coral-destroying starfish

Abe to tack visits to Britain, Scandinavia onto Russia trip

Japan population falls for 6th year, rise in foreign residents

Dollar trades in lower 108 yen range in early Tokyo deals

Start-up develops artificial intelligence concierge for foreigners

Japanese journalist, U.S. WWII veteran urge countries to heal the wounds of war

U.S. secretary of commerce says FTA with Japan premature, wants to boost trade ties

Pence arrives in Japan

Ross, Seko to meet on economic ties

1st group of Japanese peacekeepers leave S.Sudan

Japan's tallest building in works

New condos on sale in FY2016 hit 7 year low

Japan eyes putting TPP into force without U.S.

IT giants releasing Japanese translation apps

Narita Airport introduces devices to speed up immigration

Yamato Transport, DeNA start driverless delivery experiment

US eyes FTA with Japan as economic talks kicks off

U.K. leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand

Amazon expands quick delivery service in Tokyo

IMF raises 2017 world growth forecast to 3.5%, Japan to 1.2% 

More foreigners visited Japan in Jan.-March, spent less per person

Japan exports, imports surge in sign of renewed vigor

Sharp mulls jointly investing in Toshiba chip unit with Hon Hai

Japan Exchange Group to revise disaster guidelines

Japan's March trade balance stays in black

Japanese firms to automate cancer test using worms

Japanese venture to launch new luxury electric car