Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Japan swung back to a trade deficit in April after the first surplus in almost three years in March, but the shortfall shrank drastically year-on-year thanks to stronger exports and lower energy bills, official data showed Monday.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Bank of Japan on Friday held off launching more stimulus as its chief said the world's number-three economy was on the upswing, days after data showed stronger-than-expected growth in the first quarter.
The yen rose against the dollar on Friday as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) held fire on further easing measures, after the economy grew more than expected in the first quarter.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Japan's economy grew more than expected in the first three months of the year, data showed Wednesday, as it crawls back from a brief recession, but observers cautioned that a strong recovery may still be some way off.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Toyota City stands as a testament to the meteoric rise of its namesake, now the world's biggest carmaker with record profits and sales of more than 10 million cars globally last year.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Toshiba Corp. was Japan's first company to produce color TVs 55 years ago. However, the fierce price competition with overseas manufacturers in today's home electronics market makes it difficult to turn a profit.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Japan posted its first monthly trade surplus in nearly three years in March thanks to falling import costs from cheaper oil prices, along with a modest recovery in exports.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
U.S. and Japanese trade officials failed to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal but say they believe agreement is within reach.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Japan's pro-nuclear lobby pledged Monday that 2015 would be the year reactors are restarted, despite public wariness that has lingered since the Fukushima disaster.