Business
Japan's consumer inflation rate rose in March, but the pace of the gain slowed from the previous month. The Consumer Price Index, which excludes fresh food, came in at 2.6 percent from a year earlier. (NHK)

Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda on Thursday suggested a possible need to raise interest rates again if the yen's depreciation continues and leads to notable price increases. (Kyodo)

A group of 63 medical professionals has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging the tech giant has failed to address malicious reviews on Google Maps.


Rakuten is consolidating its smartphone payment apps into a single platform.

The prices of newly built condominiums in Tokyo's city center continue to surge, surpassing 100 million yen ($650,000) on average across all 23 wards.

Amid rising demand for artificial intelligence (AI), major American IT companies are announcing significant investments.

Toyota Motor has issued a recall for about 211,000 Prius vehicles worldwide due to a risk the rear doors could open during driving. (NHK)