Culture is "one of the biggest determining factors" for nations looking to improve their international standing, said Tom Byer, an American soccer expert, who has coached youth teams in Japan for the past two decades. » Read More
Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book says the damage caused by floods in western Japan has been "relatively localized." » Read More
Peter Boardman of NWQ Investment Management says the financial impact on Japanese automakers from floods in the Western part of the country is "not that big." » Read More
Jesper Koll of WisdomTree says "it is basically impossible" to see any good news for equity investors from the impending imposition of tariffs from the U.S. and China. » Read More
William Ma of Noah Holdings Hong Kong explains why tech companies in Taiwan, Korea and Japan could see more potential acquisitions and partnerships from China.
Nicholas Smith of CLSA says Japan's economy is "eye-wateringly tight" but prices in the country have not "broken any land speed records recently."
Nick Twidale of Rakuten Securities Australia says the recent pace of the move in the Chinese yuan suggests there could be influence by Beijing and the People's Bank of China "in the background."
Honda fears that the border checks that could be introduced as a result of Brexit will delay the process of making their vehicles leaving delivery times of finished cars unpredictable, according to the Financial Times.
Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics says the Trump administration's trade policy is more likely to be worse for the U.S. economy and allies such as Japan and Mexico instead of China.
Andrew Jackson of SooChow CSSD Capital Markets (Asia) says the discount retailers in Japan are "probably the brightest spot" in the sector.
When soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata lost his passion for the beautiful game, he decided to give it up and go in search of a new goal.
There's "not a lot of spare capacity" which could make up for the potential loss of Iranian crude oil in the market as a result of sanctions, says Jeff Mower of S&P Global Platts.
Japan's stagnant mutual fund industry is hunting for revitalization amid an aging, shrinking population and unmotivated retail investors who prefer to sit on cash.
Bitcoin prices fall after a regulatory agency in Japan ordered several cryptocurrency exchanges to review their business practices.
Alvin Liew of UOB says a change in consumer "mindset" is likely required for Japan's inflation outlook to improve.
Paying down debt and employee bonuses saw the biggest spending increases from corporations thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
With a tit-for-tat trade war looming, CFOs from the world's largest firms are growing seriously concerned, according to the latest CNBC Global CFO Council survey.
Charles Edel of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney says America has an interest in its regional allies "being able to defend themselves."
David Wilson of Capgemini Financial Services says China, Japan and India all showed solid gains among high net worth individuals in 2017, led by stock market rallies and diversified investments.
Jesper Koll of WisdomTree says investors want to see a new generation of entrepreneurs in Japan who are prepared to "take on the world" instead of focusing on the domestic market alone.