The timing of the deal appears fortuitous after Japan's government said it would delay a sales tax and competitor McDonald's Japan flounders in the wake of food-safety scandals.
As the G7 Summit wraps up in Japan, FinanceAsia looks at how sub-zero rates are working out for the world's third largest economy.
Bangladesh's finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, discusses the country's plans to finance its ambitious growth targets.
FinanceAsia is pleased to reveal Japan's leading financial institutions and deal makers.
CEO Liang Xinjun tells FinanceAsia that Fosun will narrow its M&A focus. He spoke as new details emerged on the reason behind the chairman's disappearance.
The private equity firm is looking to help the Japanese software company expand in cloud computing.
The private equity firm has invested in GGC, owner of the bean sprout brand “Meisui Bijin”.
FinanceAsia is pleased to invite Japan's leading financial institutions to submit their pitches for this year's awards.
Taro Aso has made some promising proposals but faces challenges from a mountain of public debt. He is 10th out of 12 in FinanceAsia's Finance Minister of the Year ranking.
The Japanese megabank is buying a 20% stake in Philippine lender Security Bank in an acceleration of its overseas shift.
The new president of UBS's Asia operations tells FinanceAsia there are broad-based growth opportunities in China and Japan.
The Boston-headquartered private equity firm sold its 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel to Jupiter Telecommunications.
The Swiss bank has made a series of senior appointments across the region to reflect the growing importance of Asia to its overall business.
Japanese call centre operator Bellsystem24 is expanding in Asia now that it has completed a $411 million IPO, executives at the firm told FinanceAsia.
The US fund sells Simplex to Japanese developer Hulic for ¥155 billion.
The triple listing of Japan Post Holdings and its banking and insurance units offer a good alternative investment for retail investors in a low interest rate environment.
The US private equity firm's third Japan buyout fund closed after a protracted fundraising exercise that saw it enlist new and existing investors.
The privatisation of Japan’s huge postal service, bank and insurance companies are under way, offering a high dividend yield in the hope of tempting Mrs Watanabe.
The Japanese insurer is catching up with its peers who are already in the Lloyd's market.