Recent trade friction between the two Asian powerhouses has morphed into a dispute with political implications that go far beyond the region. » Read More
By: Grace Shao
China appears to be stepping up to mediate between Japan and South Korea as their trade battle intensifies — a move that could prompt the U.S. to get more involved in the region, one expert says. » Read More
By: Sam Meredith
The annual summit brings together the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. » Read More
Toyota has become one of the world's largest automakers by churning out cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Over the years, it has also grown a reputation for being affordable, reliable, safe and for being kind of boring. A scion of the Toyoda family, Akio Toyoda, now has the reins at the company and is calling for "no more boring cars." The Japanese giant is doubling down on speed, adventure, and cutting edge technology, in a bid to survive and succeed.
Robert Tipp of PGIM Fixed Income says, unlike Japan and Europe, the U.S. is trying to avoid negative rates, but may also have to go down that path in an "extreme scenario."
The problem with tanking equities lies elsewhere, writes Michael Ivanovitch, because traders see no end to America's unfolding trade disputes with Europe and China.
CNBC's Tania Bryer meets celebrity chef Nobu, who gives her a masterclass in making and eating sushi.
Patrick Bennett of CIBC says the Japanese yen is likely to perform well because of risk aversion and "decent economic results" out of Japan.
Nobu had been nervous about partnerships after losing money in restaurants in Peru and Alaska, but his first venture with De Niro in New York opened in Tribeca in 1994 and had much success. The pair went on to found Nobu Hospitality together.
CNBC's Kelly Evans talks about the Plaza Accord, the 1985 agreement among the G-5 nations to manipulate exchange rates by depreciating the U.S. dollar relative to the Japanese yen and the German Deutsche mark, with Jim Dorn, vice president for monetary studies at the Cato Institute, and Kamal Sharma, director of G-10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Problems of Washington's incoherent fiscal and trade policies should not be dumped on the Federal Reserve.
Japan's consumer spending was strong in Q2, but Kazuo Momma of Mizuho Research Institute says that may be due to "unsustainable factors." He also says the Bank of Japan hasn't made much progress on inflation and doesn't have much space in terms of more accommodative monetary policy.
Kathy Matsui of Goldman Sachs Japan discusses capital expenditure and central bank policy in Japan.
Have you ever caught yourself trying to scroll up on a paperback book? For most, it might result in a moment of self-loathing. For Dhvanil Sheth, it marked the birth of a $2 million company.
SoftBank has shaken up the tech investment landscape in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Jeff Powell of Polaris Greystone Financial says there could be a lot of "unintended consequences" if the U.S. lowers its currency. That may be in the form of "material impact" on other trading partners such as Japan and Germany, he says.
Corrine Png of AIA Investment Management says the trade dispute between Tokyo and Seoul will be "really detrimental" especially to the South Korean market where corporate earnings are "already very weak."
David Adelman of Reed Smith says it's not clear what the end game of the U.S.-China trade war is.
The FJ Cruiser is a retro, off-road machine that debuted in the U.S. in 2003 as a salute to the classic Toyota FJ Land Cruisers. Sales began to plummet after the great recession, and Toyota pulled the vehicle out of the U.S. entirely after the 2014 model year. So why is it so popular now?