China wants Japan to move beyond tighter UN economic sanctions and press for talks with North Korea over its weapons program. » Read More
South Korea's approval of an $8 million aid package for the North is likely to muddle international efforts to isolate the rogue nation. » Read More
By: Leslie Shaffer
Ri Yong Ho says his country may detonate a nuclear weapon in the Pacific, according to a report from South Korean news agency Yonhap. » Read More
Japan PM Abe has worked well behind the scenes to build the case for stronger UN economic sanctions on North Korea, says Stephen Nagy, senior associate professor, International Christian University. » Read More
Politics and stock valuations could pose risks to markets, RiverFront Investment Group's Doug Sandler says.
President Donald Trump signs an executive order to expand his authority to target people and institutions doing business with North Korea.
Marcel Thieliant, senior Japan economist, Capital Economics, said if PM Shinzo Abe calls a snap election this year, implementation of a sales tax next year would be easier if his party does well.
Izumi Devalier, head of Japan Economics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says new Bank of Japan board member Goushi Kataoka's dissent could open discussion about the inflation target.
What BOJ Governor Kuroda says during his press conference about QE policies could be of greater importance than the central bank's announcement, says John Gorman of Nomura Securities.
The Bank of Japan is likely to end its two-day rate review on Thursday with no change in monetary policy.
The Bank of Japan has a neutral stance when it comes to politics although it's possible a new regime might not re-appoint BOJ Governor Kuroda, says Eisuke Sakakibara, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University.
The Russians may have given North Korea technical help in building nuclear weapons, says Arthur Herman in National Review.
Taizo Son, founder and CEO at VC firm Mistletoe, says initial coin offerings will be a major way to raise funds.
The consumption recovery remains slow given relatively low wage growth, but Japan is a long-term value proposition, says Frank Benzimra of Societe Generale.
Reports show that Toshiba now favors Western Digital in the sale of its chip unit. Rob Enderle of Enderle Group says a deal with WDC could be better for Toshiba.
Thomas Hubbard, chairman, The Korea Society, says that President Trump's remarks at the UN showed urgency over Korean Peninsula tensions in a "colorful way of speaking."
A Senate hearing Tuesday looking at recent Navy ship collisions included discussion that sailor fatigue may have played a role.
India and Japan are picking up the pace as car sales in the U.S. and China stutter.
Takumi Shibata, president and CEO, Nikko Asset Management, says the firm wants to help in finding "small pockets" of investment opportunities and spread risk.
Nobuyuki Hirano, group CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, outlines how Japanese corporates have made historically high levels of operating income in the first quarter of the year.