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  1. 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 ... on the second-stage of the sales tax hike in December. In that context, yesterday's trade figures should be welcome news to Tokyo. The 6.9 per cent annual increase in exports in September was roughly ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Abe’s public support slumps in wake of resignations

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 11:39am by Reuters

    ... policies, including whether to proceed with an unpopular sales tax hike and restarts of nuclear reactors shut down after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japan’s economy is floundering and analysts ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan hikes defence spending in record US$1tr budget

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 08:58pm by Associated Press

    ... 15.6 per cent to 5.3 trillion yen (US$58.6 billion), following through on campaign promises to hike spending on public works such as the country’s aging roads and tunnels. The Liberal Democrats ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe faces questioning by lawmakers on Japan's change to defence policy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by KYODO

    ... landmark decision in July on the use of the right to collective self-defence. "I will make a decision by the end of the year on another consumption tax hike to 10 per cent after fully ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Luck and instinct determined fate of hikers on Japan's killer volcano

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... its impressive plume, the eruption was not a major one with lava flow. Yet it proved deadly, because so many people were at the summit on a perfect day to enjoy hiking. The eruption caught ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano as rescue search called off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 06:02pm

    ... new victims of Saturday’s eruption at Japan’s second-highest active volcano. The eruption of the 3,067-metre peak, 200km west of Tokyo, took place as the popular hiking site was packed ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:51pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and installed rubbish bins at the rest stations that dot the zig-zag paths to the top of the 3,776-metre peak. Toilet facilities have long been a problem on the hiking routes and authorities have ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shigeru Ishiba set to decline cabinet post and may challenge Shinzo Abe

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to challenge the prime minister," he said. And while the economy is looking reasonably healthy, Abe must make a decision on whether to go ahead with the second phase of a hike in the consumption ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM moves closer to winning support for looser limits on military

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:56pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... likely to rebound from a slowdown after an April sales tax hike, Abe’s popularity may not suffer much, if at all. “He is the Teflon leader,” said Jeffrey Kingston, director of Asia studies ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Candidates make final appeal in Japan election

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 05:00pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... such matters. Surveys show that the public is most concerned about the economy, social security, the sales tax hike and reconstruction after the March 2011 tsunami. Two-and-a-half years after ...




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