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  1. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor pledges to prolong stimulus

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

    ... maintained its pledge of increasing base money at an annual pace of 60 trillion (HK$4.28 trillion) to 70 trillion yen via purchases of government bonds and risky assets. The central bank maintained ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders rise but doubts about economy remain

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

    ... further, governor Haruhiko Kuroda said, adding that the Japanese government bond market is a "huge" one among various financial assets the central bank can tap. "There are many ...

  3. 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 on new life in Japan Funeral services in Japan, usually performed by Buddhist priests, are taking on new forms as bonds with family temples loosen. Facilitating the changes are some ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Osaka teacher Takashi Yoshida says harassment was Bond-style seduction

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:27am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Teacher defends '007-style' harassment A Japanese head teacher has defended his sexual harassment of female parents of his students by claiming he was merely applying the seductive spying tactics of fictional agent James Bond. Takashi Yoshida, who resigned last week, was ordered by the board of education of Osaka to explain why he had ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... "I can’t stress enough how dangerous this typhoon may be when it hits Okinawa," Brigadier General James Hecker said in a statement. “This is the most powerful typhoon forecast to hit ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    125,000 lethal doses of cyanide spilled in Japan

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 01:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... for use in the event of capture, although cinematic hero James Bond is said to have thrown his away. Hydrogen cyanide was used by the Nazis for mass exterminations in some gas chambers during ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan would-be PM’s plan ‘reckless’, says business leader

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Plans by Japan’s prime ministerial front-runner to force the central bank to buy government bonds have been criticised as “reckless” by the head of a major business lobby. Opposition leader Shinzo Abe called for “unlimited” central bank easing and told supporters earlier this month he would make the Bank of Japan participate in his bond-buying scheme ...

  8. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Kuroda begins 'fast and furious' easing

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 01:41pm by Bloomberg

    ... The central bank plans to purchase 7.5 trillion yen (HK$623 billion) of bonds a month and double the monetary base, which includes cash in circulation, in two years, the central bank said in Tokyo ... the largest one-day decline since October 2011. Yields on 10-year Japanese bonds hit a low of 0.425 per cent. The Bank of Japan said it changed the target for money-market operations from ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - JAPAN

    BOJ unlikely to expand record easing

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... a poll in May. The board will leave the scale of its bond purchases unchanged at the two-day meeting due to start yesterday, according to every economist polled in the latest survey. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda spurned extra steps to limit bond-market volatility in June, convincing more analysts and investors he will refrain from stepping up stimulus following his opening salvo in April. ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan records 3.5pc growth in first quarter

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

    ... bonds have tumbled as inflation expectations have risen. Ten-year government bond yields jumped the most in almost a decade until the Bank of Japan announced on Wednesday a 2.8 trillion yen ...




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