John Vail of Nikko Asset Management Americas shares his views on growth in the Japanese economy and the latest core machinery orders. » Read More
Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, but it corrected the error within minutes, messages on the NHK website showed. » Read More
Kieran Calder of Union Bancaire Privee says that equities in Asia are being driven by views on earnings, but a U.S.-China trade spat would be a negative. » Read More
Japan is examining ways to evacuate its citizens from South Korea amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. » Read More
Ben Luk of State Street Global Markets says a stronger dollar could weigh on Asian equities, but Japan seems to be moving ahead regardless.
SoftBank plans to list its mobile phone business and raise $18 billion to aid global technology investments.
Jason Ambrose of Vanda Research says the interplay of policies by key central banks has the potential to swing the global bond markets in 2018.
A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters.
Dana Telsey of Telsey Advisory Group says the Japanese firm Fast Retailing will have to localize in the U.S. market.
Peter Boardman of NWQ Investment Management Company says Japan clothes chain Uniqlo owned by Fast Retailing has seen sales gain as consumer confidence picks up in Japan and elsewhere.
YouTube said Wednesday it is removing popular American vlogger Logan Paul from its Google Preferred platform.
Nicholas Smith of CLSA notes the yen has stayed stable to stronger as the Japanese benchmark index hits levels not seen since 1991.
Ed Rogers of Rogers Investment Advisors says 2017 was only the start of the rally in Japanese equities and points to the run-up to the Olympics in 2020.
Gold jumped to its highest in nearly four months as the dollar tumbled to a six-week low versus the Japanese yen and slid against the euro.
Chad O'Carroll of the Korea Risk Group says the "layer-upon-layer" of U.N. economic sanctions on North Korea will remain a roadblock to its diplomatic normalization efforts.
Anushka Shah of Moody's Investors Service notes that China is pursuing "constrained optimization" in dual growth and deleveraging goals.
Daniel Sneider of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center says the U.S. does not want a gap to open with Seoul on North Korea policy.
Mark Wills of State Street Global Advisors says there is no reason to "take the foot off the accelerator" on Asia with the Japan market a focus.
Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations says the Winter Olympics agreement between North and South Korea is an interim step to see if momentum can be built.
John Park of the Harvard Kennedy School says the Winter Olympics detente between North and South Korea opens a window for talks on bigger issues.