AUD News 

Qantas, Virgin Australia get slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport

“(Reuters) – Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd were awarded one slot each to operate flights at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, according to a draft decision by Australia’s International Air Services Commission (IASC)” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The draft decision comes ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games set to begin next summer. Source: 95kqds.com

Read More
Markets News 

Honda jazzes up the Fit for 2020 and the Tokyo auto show

“The 2020 Honda Fit will make its debut on Oct. 23” writes Ronan Glon for autoblog.com. Like earlier spy shots, the picture suggests the Fit (which is called Jazz in many global markets) receives a more bulbous-looking front end.What remains to be seen is whether the model will return to the American market, or if Honda will focus on bigger models that generate more volume.Honda’s teaser depicts a Fit configured like a standard subcompact hatchback, but spy shots taken recently in Europe strongly hint a crossover-ized trim level will be…

Read More
News Regulators 

Japan’s Abe says expects BOJ to weigh benefits, costs in deciding policy

“TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he expects Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to make an appropriate decision on monetary policy while weighing the benefits and costs of each step” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Abe made the remark in parliament, when asked about the possibility the BOJ may loosen monetary policy further by deepening negative interest rates. Under a policy dubbed yield curve control (YCC), the BOJ pledges to guide short-term rates at -0.1% and the 10-year government bond yield around 0%. Source:…

Read More
News 

Next up, Tokyo: Track leaves Qatar still looking for a star

“Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record in adding a world title to her Olympic crown” reports foxsports.com. The world record of 47.60 seconds has long been thought untouchable, in part because it was set by an East German in the 1980s.And while Muhammad’s world record currently stands at 52.16 seconds, the talk in this event is that the 52-second barrier could be breakable. “It is definitely possible,” Muhammad said.The 10-day run in the desert had its moments — a world record in the 400-meter hurdles , a hometown high…

Read More
News 

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says ’embarrassed and flustered’ by track record: Nikkei Business

“SoftBank founder Son is spending most of his time on the group’s investing activities – centered on the $100 billion Vision Fund – leaving day-to-day running of core businesses such as telecoms operator SoftBank Corp to key lieutenants” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. With portfolio company WeWork pulling its IPO and valuations at other key investments falling, SoftBank is struggling to attract investment to a second mammoth fund, Reuters reported last week. Source: 95kqds.com

Read More
News 

WeWork Japan gets new CEO, days after We Company founder quits

“Kazuyuki Sasaki moves from managing director to CEO of WeWork Japan, an office-sharing venture jointly owned by WeWork and its biggest backer SoftBank Group Corp , the company said in a statement” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. TOKYO (Reuters) – WeWork Japan on Wednesday named a new head of local operations, just days after the co-founder of the We Company stepped down following a botched attempt to gain a stock market listing. Source: 95kqds.com

Read More
News 

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

“A long-sought trade agreement with Japan was scrapped when Trump withdrew the U.S. from a pan-Pacific trade agreement shortly after taking office in 2017” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. TOKYO (AP) — Officials in Japan appeared wary over the prospects for a trade deal with the U.S. after President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sign a pact soon.Japan and the other 10 remaining members of the trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, then renegotiated their own deal without the U.S. Trump said he preferred that Washington and Tokyo…

Read More
News 

Japan August exports seen in sharpest fall in three years, core inflation to dip: Reuters poll

“Many export-reliant economies such as Japan have felt the pain from the U.S.-China trade dispute, which has already led to a slowdown in manufacturing activity and is seen weighing on Japanese business spending and earnings” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Japan’s economy grew in April-June, but at a slower-than-expected pace, revised data showed on Monday, as the U.S.-China trade war caused a decline in business spending.Adding to the challenges policymakers face, Japan’s core consumer inflation is seen in the poll as slipping to the lowest level in more than…

Read More
News 

Yahoo Japan to launch bid for online retailer Zozo: NHK

“Zozo shares jumped as much 19% in early Tokyo trading with Yahoo Japan shares up around 4%” reports euronews.com. TOKYO (Reuters) – Yahoo Japan Corp said on Thursday it aims to buy 50.1% online fashion retailer Zozo Inc for about 400 billion yen (3.01 billion pounds), joining forces to better compete with rivals such as Amazon.com Inc and Rakuten Inc . Source: euronews.com

Read More