TOKYO (Kyodo)--Economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari played down concerns over the plunge in Japanese stocks on Thursday, saying Japan's economy is firmly on the recovery track under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--KDDI Corp. (9433) has been accelerating its push to expand its smartphone services, but a spate of glitches of its own making over the past several months suggest the company still has a lot of work to do.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Internet companies are scrambling to capture the online electioneering market ahead of this summer's upper house election. It will be the first election after lifting the ban on online election campaigning through revising the Public Offices Election Law in April.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--According to a summary of leading funds in Japan, venture funds are forecast to attract more than 100 billion yen this year for the first time in six years.