- What's New
Updated Feb. 6, 2013
The Nikkei Asian Review
The newest addition to the NIKKEI.com home page is the Nikkei Asian Review box, showing the latest cover stories of the Nikkei Asian Review, a weekly Asian business magazine published by Nikkei Inc. The Nikkei Asian Review page was also added to the Asia section.
The Nikkei Asian Review, a magazine app for the iPad currently offered free-of-charge, delivers news, editorials and in-depth analysis on the latest trends from fast-growing Asian economies like China and India. Every issue includes original cover stories on timely issues and articles on trends ranging from business and the economy to New Products and Cool Asia. A new issue is released every Wednesday.
Updated Dec. 3, 2012
Our new Environment/Energy section replaces Rebuilding Japan and covers a wide range of environmental and energy issues, including developments related to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and post-disaster reconstruction efforts.
Our new Business/Politics/Economy/Finance submenu enables you to view all the latest headlines from these different sections together on a single page.
Updated Sept. 10, 2012
The newest addition to the Market section brings you news and analysis on property-related investment. It also features articles from the Nikkei Real Estate Market Report, an online information service provided by Nikkei Business Publications Inc.
Updated July 2, 2012
With a focus on the city and new hot spots like Tokyo Skytree, Transforming Tokyo highlights the capital's up-and-coming districts and what they are doing to attract tourists from around the country and the around the world.
As Myanmar moves toward democracy and better relations with the West, Myanmar Now focuses on the changes shaping the country's future and moves by Japanese and other overseas companies to tap its potential.
The section covers stories dealing with education, including universities' efforts to globalize and equip their students to thrive in a worldwide marketplace. It also looks at how companies are working to hone their employees' business skills in a global era.
The new Nikkei Indexes section provides additional details on Japan's major stock indexes, including component indexes and historical data. It also has announcements on changes to the makeup of indexes. For clients seeking commercial use of the data, there are instructions on licensing from Nikkei Inc.
Japan M&A Scoreboard by Dealogic
This external link provides the latest M&A related trends to Japanese firms, and helps put Japanese firms' outbound M&A activity into perspective by looking the sectors and regional involvement. It also provides outbound M&A volume of China and other interesting Investment banking revenues in relation to M&A figures. The data is updated every Friday.
Updated April 22, 2012
Channel JAPAN: Nikkei and TBS Broadcasting for Asia
Channel JAPAN is an informational program broadcast across Asia about the latest on Japan's economy and business, culture and technology. TBS announcers Mai Demizu and Kanae Takeuchi and Nikkei staff writer Makiko Utsuda guide viewers on a tour of cutting-edge products and services, standout individuals and companies, the hottest tourist destinations and more. The program provides unique insights on Japanese lifestyles and views, and spotlights the vast business opportunities the country has to offer.
Updated March 26, 2012
JCB and Diners Club cards are now accepted for NIKKEI.com subscriptions
As we announced in February, NIKKEI.com subscriptions can also be paid for using JCB and Diners Club cards, in addition to Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Updated March 22, 2012
Corporate Timely Disclosure
NIKKEI.com has begun publishing corporate "timely disclosure" information on the Stocks+α page in the Market section. The information, which listed Japanese companies are required to release, covers corporate events, decisions and performance data that could influence securities investment choices. It is distributed through the Timely Disclosure network (TDnet) operated by the Tokyo Stock Exchange and updated every 5 minutes.
Updated March 6, 2012
Special section on 3/11: One Year On, Rebuilding Japan
To mark a year since the Great East Japan Earthquake, NIKKEI.com has modified our Rebuilding Japan section. The section includes special coverage by The Nikkei Weekly and provides news on current recovery efforts, latest on the nuclear crisis as well as opinion pieces.
Updated Feb. 13, 2012
Important: New contact information
To provide a more secure environment for your personal information, NIKKEI.com's Customer Support functions will be handled by Nikkei Media Promotion Inc. from Feb. 14.
The new contact information is:
- +81-(0)3-3233-8293 (9:30 - 17:30 JST weekdays)
JCB and Diners Club cards will be accepted for NIKKEI.com subscriptions
From mid-March, NIKKEI.com subscriptions may also be paid for using JCB and Diners Club cards, in addition to Visa, MasterCard and American Express. The exact date will be announced later.
Updated Dec. 12, 2011
New and improved submenus
We've followed up on our redesign of the top page by reorganizing the submenus to make it easier for you to find the stories you want. We've also added new submenus to the HOME, News and Asia pages to improve your Nikkei.com experience.
Nikkei.com's top page consists of six submenus: All Headlines, Business, Finance, Economy, Politics and Veritas Main.
- - All Headlines is a collection of every news item carried on Nikkei.com
- - Business covers major corporate news, including articles on Japanese firms operating overseas
- - Finance brings you articles on banking, insurance and other financial services
- - Economy focuses on Japan's macroeconomy, including statistical data
- - Politics keeps you abreast of the latest news on the government, political parties and diplomacy
- - Veritas Main offers a more penetrating look at the worlds of finance and investment via in-depth analysis from The Nikkei Veritas, Nikkei's Japanese-language weekly newspaper for finance and investment professionals
This section organizes stories under the submenus Latest News, Opinion/Editorial, New Products, Nikkei Exclusives, News by Subject, Most Read and The Nikkei Weekly.
Here you will find news and events grouped under the submenus Asia Beat, China, Korea, ASEAN, Trend Watch and Asian News Portal.
- 1. Innovation: A new feature on Special Features page, provides a larger scope of articles on Japan's technology-related moves, including those on environment protection formerly carried under the name of Environment & Business.
- 2. New Products: Renamed and expanded from Gadgets, it brings you articles and photos on the latest goods to hit the market.
- 3. Politics: You can check all aspects of Japanese politics. News which were carried in Noda At the Helm are also contained in this new submenu.
Updated Sept. 27, 2011
New top page layout, new content
NIKKEI.com has changed its top page layout. The new layout shows Markets at the top. Readers can also track the performances of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the FTSE 100., which will be shown with a 15-minute delay. The Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225) figures and chart will continue to be shown in real time. The table has also been improved with direct links to other indexes, charts and market news.
Other changes are follows:
- 1. The register, login and account details buttons have moved to the top left of the page for your convenience.
- 2. The What's new button has been moved to the top right of the page.
- 3. Editor's Picks have been moved up the page.
- 4. The Nikkei Weekly box shows headlines from three unique stories.
Trend Watch replaces Lowdown in the Asia section. Correspondents at The Nikkei's Asian bureaus and veteran writers who used to cover the region provide expert analysis on the latest trends in Asian business, economy, finance and politics. They look behind the news to give their opinions on developments in the region.
Updated August 8, 2011
NIKKEI Japan Report to be shown online on Ustream
Nikkei Inc. will start showing the NIKKEI Japan Report, an English-language economic news program, on Ustream for free on Aug. 9 (Japan time). Ustream is an online video distribution platform offered by Ustream Inc. of the U.S. For the convenience of viewers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, the program will stream at several different times. We will also strive to foster communication with viewers through social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.
The program will still be available through Japan International Broadcasting Inc. and CNBC Asia Pacific.
NIKKEI Japan Report covers the latest trends affecting Japan's economy. You'll also find interviews with corporate executives and other key figures.
Debut streaming times: 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Aug. 8 in North America; 10 p.m. London time on Aug. 15 in Europe; and 10 p.m. Singapore time on Aug. 22 in Asia.
Corporate sponsors: Canon Inc., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Daikin Industries Ltd., Panasonic Corp., Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Corp.
Updated July 11, 2011
The Nikkei Weekly Special Magazine Issue -- Rebuilding Japan --
NIKKEI.com uploaded The Nikkei Weekly Special Magazine Issue -- Rebuilding Japan --. One of the latest issue's main focuses is the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11. The stories map out the country's rebuilding path through the aftermath of the historic quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. It provides wide coverage, from the facts and figures to economic and scientific analyses to opinion pieces. We also shine a light on a current trend among Japanese companies that has them seeking out more global talent to enhance their competitiveness. Other topics include: the Kansai economy, Japanese gastronomy and the Nikkei Asia Prizes 2011.
Updated June 27, 2011
Markets table enhanced, now shows DJIA, FTSE data
NIKKEI.com has enhanced the Markets table on the top page so that readers can also track the performances of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) of the U.S. and the FTSE 100 of the U.K., which will be shown on a 15-minute delay. The Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225) figures and chart will continue to be shown in real time. The table has also been upgraded with direct links to other indexes, charts and market news.
Updated June 10, 2011
Special section on 3/11
To mark the third month since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, NIKKEI.com has created 3/11/2011 14:46JST, a special section that provides wide coverage of the catastrophe and ensuing nuclear crisis, from facts and figures to economic and scientific analyses to opinion pieces.
Updated April 27, 2011
Earnings -- Easier access
Our Earnings section has been split off from the Live page to improve your access to comprehensive coverage of the latest corporate earnings news from Nikkei and Dow Jones.
Updated April 1, 2011
Rebuilding Japan -- Special coverage of Japan's worst-ever quake
NIKKEI.com has created a special section to provide free coverage of developments related to the historic earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan on March 11. Started as Quake Fallout, the section was renamed Rebuilding Japan on April 1.
Updated March 30, 2011
Help -- A new guide for our users
NIKKEI.com has updated the Help function to make the site more user-friendly.
Updated March 1, 2011
Newsmaker-- Video interviews from the Nikkei Japan Report
We are pleased to introduce Newsmaker, a new video feature bringing you interviews from our news program, Nikkei Japan Report. Hear in their own words what Japan's business leaders and economic and financial policymakers are doing to stay ahead of the curve.
In the latest installment, Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga talks about his vision for electric vehicles, as well as discusses his strategy for promoting the Nissan brand around the world. After long lagging its rivals in the hybrid segment, the automaker has stepped up in a big way with the all-electric Leaf, which hit the market in December 2010 and represents the company's future. Another bold strategy change aimed at ensuring Nissan's global survival is its decision to shift production of its mainstay March compact to Thailand and import the auto for sale Japan.
Updated Dec. 20, 2010
NIKKEI.com for Smartphone
NIKKEI.com news now optimized for the smartphone screen for subscribers' convenience.
You have only to access http://e.nikkei.com/s/, you can see the NIKKEI.com for Smartphone top page on your handset.
To read the charged content, enter your ID and password. Once you enter the ID and password, all content will be available with no additional charge.
The current news lineups are;
- 1. Realtime Nikkei225 figure
- 2. Latest News
- 3. Nikkei Exclusives
- 4. Market Live
- 5. Asia Beat
- 6. J@panorama
- Special features focusing the up-to-date topics are also available at "Special" tab.
NIKKEI.com's exsinting "News by E-mail" service is also available on your smartphone. News by E-mail will forward the latest headlines on news categories of interest directly to your smartphone e-mail inbox once a day.
NIKKEI.com will gradually offer more content for smartphone users.
Lifestyle reborn as J@panorama
J@panorama is the new name for a revamped Lifestyle section. Check it out for extensive coverage of art, fashion, food, people, places and other facets of Japanese culture, from the traditional to the hottest trends. Explore a side of Japan this is anything but business as usual.
In our J@panorama section, read what foreign business leaders are saying in the the Exp@t Japan series, and check out the management insights of Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn in his ongoing five-part blog series.