Output and new orders expand in October due in part to stronger overseas demand, a key survey shows
Media company pins hopes on combination of cash reserves, £100 million loan from Nikkei and upbeat performance forecasts
Companies reportedly looking at plans for project to be part-funded by the Japanese government
Kishida's new cabinet has over a dozen fresh faces but some from the Suga government retained key portfolios, such as Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi
Kishida won a run-off against vaccine minister Taro Kono. The former banker is set to become prime minister on Monday, but he will have just 4-5 weeks before he faces an election.
Australia will play a key role in supplying critical minerals to other members of the group, which wants to ensure China does not exert control over items essential to modern technology.
Leadership hopeful seen as accommodative to new energy industry as Japan looks to modernise – and green – its power supplies
Industry round-up: Tokyo is moving to 'secure' critical metal sites; while US industry players want tax incentives for producers of rare earth magnets; and Customs data from China show that rare earth exports have been flat since April
Sources say Japan's Trade Ministry is ready to back Western Digital's bid to merge with Kioxia if it gives the country more leverage in geopolitical tech rivalries, and a way to counter chip shortages
Fumio Kishida is one of four LDP figures seen as potential candidates to succeed Yoshihide Suga, along with Sanae Takaichi, Taro Kono and Shigeru Ishiba