Japan

Toshiba to build new battery plant

Toshiba to build new battery plantTokyo - Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp Wednesday announced plans for a new plant producing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to meet expected rising demand.

Tokyo stocks weak on Toyota loss forecast

Tokyo stocks weak on Toyota loss forecastTokyo  - Stocks in Tokyo opened lower Wednesday, after Toyota Motor Corp, Japan's largest automaker, projected its first operating loss in 71 years for the current business year.

Japan emperor turns 75 amid health, succession worries

Tokyo  - Thousands of Japanese greeted Japan's Emperor Akihito Tuesday on the occasion of his 75th birthday, as he reassured his subjects that his health was improving.

Tokyo predicts first-time-ever operating loss

Tokyo predicts first-time-ever operating lossNagoya, Japan - Toyota Motor Corp, Japan's largest automaker, said Monday it expected the first operative loss in the company's history as car sales around the world plunged due to the global financial crisis.

Japan reports trade deficit for November

Tokyo  - Japan's exports plummeted by 26.7 per cent in November compared to the same month last year, the Finance Ministry said Monday.

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