The weakening yen and recovering sales in the US lifted Japanese auto makers' earnings to record highs in the first quarter through June. The Nikkei's Yukako Ono reports.
Disappointing Chinese gross domestic product (GDP) data led major Asian benchmarks lower on Monday, as investors fretted over slowing growth in China.
Japan's government is likely to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing.
Corporate Japan is beginning to benefit from the weakening yen, with companies like Mazda publishing rosy earnings reports. The Nikkei's Nozomu Kitadai has more.
Koji Endo, Managing Director at Advanced Research Japan tells CNBC's Cash Flow which Japanese auto manufacturers are most likely to benefit from the weakening yen.