Japan Disaster

27 Mar 2012
International trade through Japan’s Port of Yokohama declined 6.2 percent in 2011 from 2010 to 2.8 million 20-foot equivalent units, according to preliminary figures released by the Yokohama mun
22 Mar 2012
Japan posted a surplus of $396.39 million in its trade with the rest of the world in February after incurring a record monthly deficit of $17.80 billion in January, according to preliminary figures re
20 Feb 2012
Japan suffered a deficit of $18.5 billion in its trade with the rest of the world in January, up 207.7 percent from a year earlier and the biggest amount for any month on record, according to prelimin
10 Feb 2012
Kintetsu World Express, Japan’s second-largest international forwarder, posted consolidated net profit of $97.5 million for the first nine months of its f
30 Nov 2011
Auto giants won’t make wholesale changes to their supply chains despite natural disasters in Asia causing global reprucussions on output, said a DHL executive.
28 Oct 2011
All Nippon Airways reported a 72.1 percent gain in group net profit in the first half of its 2011 fiscal year on Friday that included a 10.4 percent increase in revenue from international cargo operat
18 Oct 2011
Japan’s exports of agricultural, fishery and forestry products to the United States grew for the fourth consecutive month in August on a year-on-year basis, rising 4.4 percent to $73.8 million,
14 Oct 2011
International containerized trade through Japan’s Port of Yokohama declined 6.3 percent in the first half of this year from a year earlier to just less than 1.4 million 20-foot equivalent units,
07 Oct 2011
Toyota is telling its parts suppliers in Japan to cut prices or face being replaced by overseas competitors as the yen’s value appreciates,
30 Sep 2011
International container services partially resumed Friday at Japan’s Port of Sendai, the largest port in the northeastern Japanese region that bore the brunt of the devastating March 11 earthqua
30 Aug 2011
Regular international container services will partially resume next month at the most important port in the northeastern Japanese region of Tohoku, which bore the brunt of the earthquake and tsunami i
11 Aug 2011
Hapag-Lloyd’s second quarter profit tumbled to 26 million euros ($37 million) from $294 million in the second quarter of 2010 as declining rates and higher fuel costs offset a 3.3 percent increa
09 Aug 2011
Japan’s exports of agricultural, fishery and forestry products fell for the third straight month in June on a year-to-year basis, dropping 2.3 percent to $491 million, according to the Ministry
26 Jul 2011
Japanese export ship orders fell for the second straight month in June on a year-on-year basis, plunging 65.7 percent to 545,770 gross tons, according to figures released by the Japan Ship Exporters&r
21 Jul 2011
Japan’s trade balance swung back into the black in June amid growing signs of a recovery in exports hit hard by the catastrophic March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
28 Jun 2011
Japanese export ship orders fell in May for the first time in 18 months on a year-on-year basis, sliding 41 percent to 551,270 tons, according the Japan Ship Exporters Association.
09 Jun 2011
Container services resumed this week at the Port of Sendai-Shiogoma, the most important port in Japan’s northeastern region of Tohoku, nearly three months after the devastating March 11 earthqua
01 Jun 2011
Japan’s exports to the rest of the world sank at an accelerated pace in early May in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on March 11.
25 May 2011
A steep drop in exports following the twin disasters in Japan pushed the country’s trade deficit with the rest of the world to $5.65 billion in April, according to preliminary government figures
19 May 2011
The Japanese economy shrank 0.9 percent in real terms in the first quarter from the preceding quarter, or at an annualized pace of 3.7 percent, the government said, as the country’s production a
12 May 2011
Japan’s exports to the rest of the world are still sinking in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern part of the country on March 11.
11 May 2011
Japanese semiconductor maker Renesas Electronics said Wednesday it will resume production at its flagship Naka factory on June 1, much earlier than the previously planned June 15.
10 May 2011
One-third of Japanese firms expect to see their revenue and profit decline in the fiscal year 2011-2012 which started on April 1, due mainly to the impact of the devastating earthquake and tsunami tha
10 May 2011
Japan’s economic growth will slow to 1.5 percent in inflation-adjusted terms this year from 3.9 percent last year, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific fore
09 May 2011
Japan’s three largest ocean carriers expect lower profits this year because of higher fuel prices, uncertain bulk and car carrier markets, and the impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
09 May 2011
In the first two months of 2011, Japanese consumers markedly increased their purchases of U.S. foods, spending 81 percent more on U.S.
06 May 2011
Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda asked other Asian countries Thursday to “react calmly, based on scientific facts” to rumors that Japanese products may be contaminated with radioac
02 May 2011
The Japanese Diet enacted a supplementary budget of $48.8 billion for fiscal 2011, which started April 1, after only five days of deliberation held in the midst of the holiday-studded "Golden Week" pe
29 Apr 2011
Caterpillar, a major global manufacturer of industrial, agricultural and transportation equipment including for trucking and rail markets, said it is "experiencing sporadic production disruptions at m
28 Apr 2011
The Japanese government on Thursday submitted a supplementary budget of $48.8 billion for reconstruction following the March 11 earthquake and tsu
28 Apr 2011
Japan's industrial production fell at its fastest pace on record in March, tumbling 15.3 percent from February, according to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
27 Apr 2011
Japan's exports plunged 19.4 percent between April 1 and 10 from the same 10-day period last year to $18.22 billion, according to preliminary figures released by the Finance Ministry on Wednesday.
25 Apr 2011
Milwaukee-based shipper Johnson Controls said it expects to take a $500 million hit on revenue during its April-June quarter from automotive manufacturing disruptions in Japan and at Japanese original
22 Apr 2011
Japan will conduct radiation checks on ships and containers leaving three main international ports in and near Tokyo beginning April 28, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ann
21 Apr 2011
The Port of Rotterdam Authority detected no radiation above prescribed standards on five vessels that left Japan after March 14