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  1. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan records 3.5pc growth in first quarter

    Posted May 16th 2013, 11:48am by Bloomberg

    ... in prices, rose 1.5 per cent, also the most in a year. The report shows while consumers- aided by a stock-market surge- are responding to the reflation campaign mounted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Economic expansion the most in a year, thanks to export gains and consumer spending Japan records 3.5pc growth in first quarter Japan's economy expanded the most ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Falls in prices, output signal risk recession has returned in Japan

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Falls in prices, output signal risk of recession Japan's consumer prices slid at a faster pace in July, and industrial production unexpectedly fell, raising the danger the world's third-largest economy has slipped back into a contraction. The benchmark price gauge, which excludes fresh food, fell 0.3 per cent from a year earlier, putting the central ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan faces wage hurdle in bid to end deflation

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Falling prices bring consumers joy but the government wants inflation of 2 per cent Japan faces wage hurdle in bid to end deflation A decade and a half after Japan ... it. Even so, the bank next week will adopt the government's desired 2 per cent inflation target, according to 20 of 22 economists surveyed. Ending consumer price declines would give ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Barack Obama dines with Shinzo Abe at elite sushi restaurant in Tokyo

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Dinner diplomacy as Obama enjoys ‘best sushi ever’ US President Barack Obama kicked off his trip on an informal note, joining Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a famous Tokyo sushi restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations and a hefty price tag. Obama and Abe greeted each other warmly outside Sukiyabashi Jiro, the underground sushi ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Desperate singles fall for Japan apartment ‘fraud’

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:25pm by AFP

    ... made to purchase the real estate sometimes at prices 30 to 40 per cent above the market rate,” he said. The National Consumer Information Centre has warned that this kind of alleged deception ... to purchase the real estate sometimes at prices 30 to 40 per cent above the market rate Shinichi Hirasawa, lawyer According to their lawyers, the plaintiffs had become emotionally involved with people ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Tokyo stocks close 2.45pc lower after US stimulus cut

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... programme. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index slumped 376.85 points to 15,007.06 – wiping out its 2.70 per cent gain on Wednesday. The Topix index of all first-section shares fell 2.55 per cent, or 32.09 ... target due to slumping demand for its digital cameras as consumers increasingly turn to smartphones for taking pictures. In forex trade, the dollar fetched 102.44 yen compared with 102.25 yen ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN court rules Japan’s Antarctic whaling ‘not scientific’, revokes permit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:07pm by Reuters

    ... The tribunal said no further licences should be issued for scientific whaling, where animals are first examined for research purposes before the meat is sold to consumers. “In light of the fact ... that continue the practice. The meat is popular with Japanese consumers who consider it a delicacy. Norway, the other main whaling nation, in 1993 shifted away from scientific whaling to “commercial” ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo's plum blossom haven to axe all its trees

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... fruit- which include plums, apricots and cherries- and is generally transmitted by aphids, according to the US Department of Agriculture's website. It does not present a danger to consumers ...

  9. Property - International - JAPAN

    Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower for 74b yen

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Sekisui House buys Tokyo office tower Japan's Sekisui House is buying an office tower in Tokyo for 74 billion yen (HK$5.56 billion), as property prices rise to levels ... started to pull the economy out of 15 years of deflation. Land prices in Japan's three largest cities- Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya- rose for the first time in six years last year and declines ...

  10. Property - International - JAPAN

    Japan housing starts rose for ninth month in May

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... 2011, as the government's pledge to end 15 years of deflation fuelled expectations for a recovery in prices. Construction companies broke ground on 14.5 per cent more homes last month from ... Shinzo Abe's leadership have helped bolster consumer confidence. About 35 per cent of 2,478 people surveyed in April by Haseko, a condominium builder, said now was the time to buy a house, ...




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