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Japan consumers cautious on spending despite expected limited drag from sales tax increase

Japan is set to increase its sales tax to 10 per cent from 8 per cent on October 1.

30 Sep 2019 - 10:48PM

Japan is set to increase its sales tax to 10 per cent from 8 per cent on October 1.

Japan consumers cautious on spending despite expected limited drag from sales tax increase
US, Japan working towards signing trade deal but critics say Donald Trump’s offer violates WTO rules

Japan is set to cut duties on US farm products, but it is unclear if the US will guarantee not to impose punitive import duty on Japanese car imports.

24 Sep 2019 - 6:41PM

Japan is set to cut duties on US farm products, but it is unclear if the US will guarantee not to impose punitive import duty on Japanese car imports.

US, Japan working towards signing trade deal but critics say Donald Trump’s offer violates WTO rules
Japanese firms fear escalation in South Korean trade spat as beer, car and fashion brands take a hit

The likes of Toyota, Asahi Breweries, Uniqlo, and Muji are all keeping a close eye on tensions, with sales of Japanese beer, cars and clothing in South Korea declining.

13 Aug 2019 - 12:07PM

The likes of Toyota, Asahi Breweries, Uniqlo, and Muji are all keeping a close eye on tensions, with sales of Japanese beer, cars and clothing in South Korea declining.

Japanese firms fear escalation in South Korean trade spat as beer, car and fashion brands take a hit
US-China trade war impact on Japan limited but risks high if United States imposes new tariffs, analysts say

New American tariffs would hit smartphones, computers and other products for which Japan is a large supplier of components and fabricating machines.

30 May 2019 - 6:30AM

New American tariffs would hit smartphones, computers and other products for which Japan is a large supplier of components and fabricating machines.

US-China trade war impact on Japan limited but risks high if United States imposes new tariffs, analysts say