Tuesday, March 11, 2014
There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it should be “subject to taxation,” Japan's government said Friday, in a move that could pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Japan may slap regulations on Bitcoin including taxing transactions, a report said Wednesday, as the global digital currency suffered another alleged theft that cast doubt on its reliability.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Japan is looking at ways to tax Bitcoin transactions, a report said Tuesday, in the wake of the spectacular failure of the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox exchange after a half-billion-dollar theft.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Japan's recovery is holding steady ahead of a looming sales tax hike, economic indicators showed Friday, though weakness in wages and spending suggest it remains vulnerable to a reversal.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Japan's trade deficit surged to a monthly record of 2.8 trillion yen (US$27.4 billion) in January as imports jumped 25 percent, underscoring the challenge the country faces in restoring export-driven growth.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Bank of Japan on Tuesday held off fresh monetary easing measures but said it would tweak a loans scheme to stimulate borrowing, a move that sent Tokyo shares surging.
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has ticked off the easy items on his to-do list for economic revival.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Japan's economy slowed to a crawl in the last quarter of 2013, data showed Monday, exacerbating fears that an April sales tax rise will derail Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to stoke growth after almost two decades of deflation.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Japan's economy grew slower-than-forecast in the last quarter of 2013, clouding the outlook for recovery ahead of a sales tax hike in April.