A sell-off fever has gripped the Japanese market. Fears of a US recession prompted Yen buying making the Japanese currency soar. However, that hurts Japan's exporters. Automakers were hammered.
From Mitsubishi Motors to Kikkoman - over a thousand Japanese firms are celebrating their hundredth birthday in 2017. The development reveals much about Japan's history and economic base. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
Leader Kim Jong-Un has claimed the missile test demonstrated North Korea's ability to strike any target in the United States. China condemned the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test and urged restraint.
EU and Japanese officials have reached agreement "in principle" on a free trade deal. Both the EU and Japan have stressed that the pact is a rejection of the kind of protectionism US President Donald Trump advocates.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange suspends trading in Takata shares as reports circulate that the beleaguered airbag manufacturer is planning to file for bankruptcy in Japan and America as early as next week.
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