Is Japan open to travelers? It’s where Singaporeans want to travel

Some 49% of Singaporeans say they are considering Japan for their next vacation abroad, according to the market research firm YouGov. Interest may be even higher among young citizens. Some 68% of Singaporeans aged 16 to 24 years old indicated they are considering Japan for their “next vacation,” compared to 37% of those aged 55 … Read more

People are leaving Hong Kong and here’s where they’re going

They stuck it out during the 2019 political protests. Then they lasted through nearly two years of pandemic. But this year, they say they’ve had enough. Residents of Hong Kong are leaving the city in droves in 2022 – not because they want to, several told CNBC, but because Covid restrictions and what they see … Read more

In Asia, economy and security can’t be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

US, Japan and South Korea focus on semiconductors as Biden visits Asia

TOKYO – As US President Joe Biden visits Japan and South Korea, the three countries are looking for common ground on the world stage. One place they’re finding it is semiconductors. A first stop for Biden on his first swing through Asia as president was a Samsung factory in South Korea. “These little chips, only … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more

Nintendo plans 10-for-1 stock split; says Switch sales to fall 9%

Nintendo announced a 10-for-1 stock split on Tuesday as the Japanese gaming giant aims to make its shares more appealing to retail investors. Shareholders have been calling for a stock split for some time to boost the liquidity of the gaming giant’s shares. The move will take effect on Oct. 1 this year, when each … Read more

Sony shares plunge as chip crunch hits PlayStation 5

In this photo illustration a PlayStation 5 logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Mateusz Slodkowski | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Sony has faced a challenging start to the year with the Japanese giant cutting its sales forecasts for its flagship PlayStation 5 console and facing a bigger challenge from rival Microsoft. Shares … Read more

SoftBank shares tumble 9% as investors turn sour on Alibaba

Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group at the SoftBank World 2018 event in Tokyo, Japan. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images SoftBank’s share price fell 9% on Thursday as investors paid out their positions in Asian technology stocks. The conglomerate, which has invested billions in tech companies around the world, saw its … Read more