Kobe Steel Ltd, (5406.T) Japan’s third-biggest steelmaker, said on Thursday it has been indicted by prosecutors over a data tampering scandal that shook the company and faith in Japanese manufacturing prowess last year.
Son blasted Japan for not allowing ride-sharing services, calling it “stupid” and saying the country was lagging overseas rivals in areas such as AI.
Asian shares followed Wall Street higher as a bullish outlook from the head of the U.S. central bank buoyed the dollar, lifted Tokyo shares to a one-month top and sent gold to a one-year trough.
The heat was most intense in landlocked areas such as Gifu prefecture, where it soared to 39.3 Celsius (102.7 F) in the town of Ibigawa.
U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as robust results from JP Morgan aided sentiment at a time of continuing fear over the trade conflict between the United States and China.
The dollar was buoyant near a 10-day peak, supported by Treasury yields that edged higher on expectations the U.S. inflation rate will rise.
The Olympic Torch Relay for the Tokyo 2020 Games will start from Fukushima, one of the areas hardest hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a spokesperson of the Olympic organizing committee said on Thursday.
Japan risks more severe weather and must find ways to alleviate diasters, a government spokesman said, as intense heat and water shortages raised fear of disease among survivors of its worst weather disaster in 36 years.
British pound was frail after the departure of two key eurosceptic ministers raised worries about a “hard Brexit” while the yen retreated against dollar as investors bid up riskier assets.
Honda Motor Co’s vehicle sales in China fell 6 percent in June from a year earlier to 107,985 units, the company said.