Softbank reaches deal to buy 70 percent of Sprint. Softbank deal, the biggest foreign acquisition by a Japanese company, would create world's No. 3 mobile company, tied with AT&T.
Apple iPhone 5 gives the consumer giant a huge boost as holiday season approaches. Carriers in Asia report record demand on first day iPhone 5 goes on sale.
Though Japan appears to be set on a short-term course that includes a significant role for nuclear power, the future is geared toward a revolution in renewables, say advocates.