Despite being in a major earthquake zone the take up of insurance in Japan is relatively low. David Worsfold examines why.
Over 29,000 firms in China and other countries in Asia-Pacific have become victims of the WannaCry global ransomware attack.
Sompo Holdings has completed its $6.3bn acquisition of Endurance Specialty, and will integrate the Bermudian carrier through a new unit, Sompo International.
Last year the number of completed mergers and acquisitions of general / life insurers and reinsurers across the world fell 13% from 2015 according to global law firm Clyde & Co.
Swiss global giant Zurich is reorganising its commercial business in Asia-Pacific, headquartered in Hong Kong, following the worldwide decision to integrate its global corporate and commercial divisions.
Two large AIG wholly owned general insurers in Japan will complete their proposed merger, first announced in 2013, by the end of the year.
Aon Benfield has identified over $104bn (£84bn) of uninsured economic losses in Asia-Pacific last year - 27% higher than average.
Futoshi Suezawa has been promoted to country manager at global loss adjuster Crawford's Japan office.
There has been little change in the rankings of the top 30 Asia insurers since 2014, with China still dominating the rankings, despite a decreasing growth rate
Japanese property and casualty insurer Sompo Holdings has agreed to acquire Bermuda based P&C insurer Endurance Specialty for $6.3bn (£4.96bn) or $93 a share.
Japan's property and casualty insurers improved their average combined operating ratios from 95% in fiscal year 2014/15 to 92% this year.
The cost of April's powerful earthquakes in the Kumamoto prefecture for insurers and the government have exceeded 123bn yuan (£712m) according to the General Insurance Association of Japan.
Insured damage from last week's two Japanese earthquakes could cost insurers up to £2bn estimates catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide.
Carmaker giant Toyota has suspended many of its production operations across Japan as a result of a shortage of parts following two deadly earthquakes in the country.
Global insurer Chubb has signed an undisclosed long term distribution deal with Chinese retailer Suning.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck south-west Japan last night killing at least nine people on Kyushu island.
Zurich's general insurance division has taken corrective steps over the last year in Asia-Pacific to concentrate on more profitable growth.
Zurich has appointed Maschika Nishiura as CEO and representative for Japan.
Canopius Group has formed an integrated business unit to manage the reinsurance business previously written by Canopius and Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance.
Japanese insurer Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company has reached an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of London-headquartered Amlin for 670p per share in cash.
Coastal risks are rising in Asia at a rapid rate according to new research.
Last weekend's powerful Typhoon Chan-hom has left a trail of destruction mainly across Zhejiang province in China.
Tokio Marine Holdings has agreed to acquire HCC Insurance Holdings for $7.5bn (£4.8bn) through its subsidiary, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.
Axa is expanding its investments in China, Hong Kong and Singapore as it targets 100 million customers by 2030.