Updated Friday, October 24, 2014 0:06 am TWN
Japan's top court on Thursday said employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women by demoting them or denying requests for lighter work, in a key test case as Tokyo tries to boost the profile of working females.
U.S. billionaire Daniel Loeb who last year tried to push Sony to spin off a key part of its business, has sold his shares in the struggling firm saying “more urgency will be necessary” to get it back on track.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback Monday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his proclaimed gender reform drive.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The first passenger aircraft to be made in Japan in nearly four decades was unveiled Saturday as its manufacturer pushed into the booming regional jet sector with an eye to taking on industry giants Embraer and Bombardier.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Rising star and possible future prime minister of Japan, Yuko Obuchi, was under fire Thursday over reports she has spent political donations on makeup, in a blow to the most prominent of a new wave of women ministers.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
There is “a significant opportunity” for a first meeting between the Chinese and Japanese leaders at a regional gathering near Beijing next month, but the ball is in Tokyo's court, China's envoy to Japan said Wednesday.
Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.75 million vehicles globally over brake problems and other glitches that posed a fire risk, marking the latest in a string of call backs by the world's biggest automaker.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Powerful typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan's main islands Monday, with at least one person missing and scores injured while more than 550 flights were grounded, officials and local media said.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
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