De viktigste nyhetene fra Asia torsdag

Fokus vil være på Japan, avgiftsøkning og forbrukerne.

A woman clad in kimono walks past a store in Ginza shopping district in Tokyo in this July 11, 2008 file photo. After a decade and a half of self-imposed austerity, there are signs that wealthier Japanese shoppers are spending more. Confidence is rising, and with it sales of high-end goods and clothes, giving retailers a boost. The trigger has been Japan's radical gamble to end deflation under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - a combination of aggressive monetary easing, currency devaluation and promises of reform dubbed "Abenomics." REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) Toru Hanai