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Friday, August 7, 2015
The U.S. dollar was near a two-month high against the yen on Thursday as traders increasingly bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates as early as September.
Monday, August 3, 2015
The Japenese economy ministry is trying to help shopping streets in local cities open one-stop "tax-free" counters to stimulate their business by attracting shopping-minded foreign tourists to their stores.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Japanese inflation was tepid last month while household spending suffered a surprise drop, official data showed Friday, fanning speculation the central bank would unleash a fresh round of stimulus.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Financial Times buyer Nikkei wants to crack global markets
The Japanese buyer of the Financial Times wants to move beyond its roots to tap international markets made easier to reach by the digital age.
Japan's trade deficit narrowed sharply last month as exports of automobiles and electronic parts picked up while a sky-high energy import bill continued to fall, finance ministry data showed Thursday.
Airlines have little choice in push toward biofuels
The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Top executives of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba were systematically involved in overstating more than US$1.2 billion in profits, the firm's independent panel has warned in a report to be released on Monday, according to local media.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Bank of Japan cuts economic growth, inflation view
Japan's central bank on Wednesday cut its economic growth and inflation forecasts, as analysts warned over a disappointing second quarter that underscores the wobbly success of Tokyo's Abenomics growth project.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Friend-like robot gives undivided attention
I'm Japanese and so I'm a sucker for cute things, like manga, quirky figurines and mascot characters. And Pepper, the new companion robot from Tokyo-based technology company Softbank Corp., delivers cuteness like you've never seen.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Confectioners in Japan are fretting over the rising prices of cacao beans -- the main ingredient in chocolate -- amid falling production in Africa due to bad weather, along with growing demand in China and other emerging economies.
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