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  1. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor pledges to prolong stimulus

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo BOJ chief pledges to prolong stimulus Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressed his resolve to maintain massive stimulus for a prolonged period yesterday ... "If the currency moves reflect economic and financial fundamentals, they should be positive, not negative, for the economy," he said yesterday. As widely expected, the Bank of Japan ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months, but slowing growth looms

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters

    ... to pressure on the Bank of Japan and the government to step up policy support as the economy struggles to recover from the pain of an April sales tax hike. A recent run of weak data including ... Institute said "exports have not been growing the way the BOJ expected this year and domestic demand is weak, so the BOJ will cut its growth projections at the end of this month. The bank may ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan minister in sadomasochism bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... refrain from share trading during their term and entrust those shares to a trust bank... Minister Miyazawa has already started” on the process, he added. Widespread anti-nuclear sentiment has ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Osaka Kuroda warns that sharp declines in the Japanese currency are hurting profits for domestic companies by raising import costs Bank of Japan governor calls for stable yen Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said a stable yen is crucial for the country's business sector, nodding to complaints from some companies that rising import costs from sharp yen ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Religious rites for the dead in Japan changing with the times

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:51am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo More families are opting for unconventional funeral arrangements for their loved ones, such as depositing mementos in a charnel house Religious rites for the dead take ... mementos such as photos and messages. Visitors can also watch video recordings of their loved ones. A man in his 60s, who lost his mother at 91 last year and deposited her ashes and mementos ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders rise but doubts about economy remain

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... as the Bank of Japan keeps ultra-loose monetary policy and the government stands ready to deploy fresh stimulus. A sales tax rise in April triggered the deepest economic slump in the April-June ... since early 2009, as the April tax rise dealt a heavy blow to consumer demand. The Bank of Japan on Tuesday stuck to its monetary stimulus and view that the economy is continuing to recover ...

  7. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japanese business confidence improves first time in two quarters

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:33pm by Reuters

    ... a central bank survey showed, an encouraging sign that parts of the economy are stabilising. However, sentiment for the services sector worsened more than expected, suggesting some companies ... manufacturers' sentiment improved by one point from three months earlier to plus 13 in September, the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly tankan survey showed yesterday. The mood among big ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Phanfone heads out to sea after leaving at least one dead in Japan

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 10:17am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Close to 200,000 households were urged to evacuate due to fears of landslides or flooding as rivers threatened to burst their banks. This included some 20,000 in Tokyo.   Wind blew heavy rain ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... Criticism turned to pride when construction, financed partly by a US$80 million World Bank loan, was completed in time for the Tokyo Olympics in October 1964. The first Shinkansen had a maximum ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... earth minerals, oil and gas. The Japanese government is particularly excited about vast deposits of methane hydrates. A solid compound containing high levels of methane trapped in a crystal ... seabed deposits dredged up from the seabed close to the island of Minami-Torishima contain high concentrations of rare earth minerals such as dysprosium and terbium, used in liquid crystal ...




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