Monday, June 16, 2014
Japan's government is readying to unfetter its huge public pension fund, freeing managers to dump low-yield sovereign bonds and go in search of higher, but riskier returns, in a move that could see cash flood global markets.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Tokyo said Friday it was slashing Japan's corporate tax rate, one of the world's highest, as the country's top central banker called for speedier reforms to unshackle an economy long mired in red tape.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The operator of cheap chic clothing brand Uniqlo, whose affordable garments have come to symbolize deflation-plagued Japan, said Tuesday it will hike its prices, blaming a weaker yen.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Japan's economic growth in the first three months of 2014 hit its fastest pace in more than two years, data showed Monday, while analysts said a pick-up in consumer confidence indicated sentiment was improving despite the impact of a sales tax hike.
Monday, June 9, 2014
With a hopeful eye on the approaching World Cup, Japan's embattled TV makers are hoping the key to their rescue can be found on the second floor of Bic Camera's downtown Tokyo outlet.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Japan on Monday began test broadcasts of satellite television programs in 4K, as major firms including Sony and Sharp bet on the super high-definition technology to rescue their embattled TV units.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Japan's nascent economic recovery stumbled in April with data Friday showing last month's sales tax rise punctured household spending, as the IMF called on Tokyo to press on with reforms aimed at ending decades of stagnation.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Japan's trade deficit narrowed in April after the yen strengthened and a sales tax hike dampened demand for imports of consumer goods despite still modest growth in exports.
The Bank of Japan on Wednesday held off expanding its monetary easing campaign and said the world's number three economy was picking up pace, despite fears that a sales tax rise will dent consumer spending.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Japan's first-quarter growth was the strongest in over two years, data showed Thursday, as the nation's cash registers rang up big sales ahead of a consumption tax rise that threatens to stall activity in the coming months.