Thursday, October 8, 2015
A ping pong playing robot, a flying origami bird and a mirror that some might find a little too honest for comfort were on display at a huge tech show in Japan on Wednesday.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held fire Wednesday on expanding its already huge stimulus program, despite mounting pressure on policymakers from sluggish growth and stagnant prices.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Japanese factory production fell unexpectedly for a second month in August, data showed Wednesday as a slowdown in mainland China and weak domestic spending hit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to kickstart the world's number three economy.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Not one Japanese company applied for a subsidy program aimed at promoting more women to senior jobs, an official said Monday, an embarrassing blow for Tokyo's push to boost the economy with female workers.
The yen picked up Monday as worries about China overshadowed currency markets before U.S. data this week which may give clues about the timing of an interest rate rise this year.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's faltering bid to conquer years of deflation received a fresh blow on Friday as official data showed consumer prices fell for the first time in more than two years.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Japan's annual video game show opened Thursday with a record number of exhibitors, including independent companies and newcomers, a positive sign for an industry that has faced tough competition from games on social media and mobile devices.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Japan's central bank held fire on expanding its monetary easing program Tuesday and its chief said the economy was expanding, but economists warned more stimulus could be needed to boost the sagging economy.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Toshiba on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of US$102 million after sales fell to a two-and-half-year low, in a fresh blow to the Japanese conglomerate after a huge accounting scandal.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday approved Japan Post's plans for an initial public offering later this year, setting up a whopping share sale that could top US$11 billion.