Japan says hard to confirm impact from Russia’s debt default

Japan says hard to confirm impact from Russia’s debt default

Japan says hard to confirm impact from Russia’s debt default

U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to launch tracking system to monitor illegal fishing by China

U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to launch tracking system to monitor illegal fishing by China

U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to launch tracking system to monitor illegal fishing by China- FT

Japan consumer inflation seen picking up, still distant from BOJ target

Japan consumer inflation seen picking up, still distant from BOJ target

TOKYO — Japan’s core consumer inflation likely accelerated in March from a year earlier but was still well short of the Bank of Japan’s price goal, a Reuters poll showed, bolstering the view that the BOJ will lag way behind other central banks in normalizing policy…

Japan policymakers warn against rapid yen weakening

Japan policymakers warn against rapid yen weakening

TOKYO — Japan will carefully watch foreign exchange market moves to avoid “bad yen weakening,” Minister of Finance Shunichi Suzuki said on Tuesday, as Tokyo tries to navigate the economic impact of the rapidly rising cost of imports from a weakening currency. Previously, Suzuki has repeated that currency stability was important and the weak yen…

Japan downgrades Q4 GDP on weaker consumer, business spending

Japan downgrades Q4 GDP on weaker consumer, business spending

Japan downgrades Q4 GDP on weaker consumer, business spending

Japan aims to release prelim ‘Green GDP’ estimates by end-March

Japan aims to release prelim ‘Green GDP’ estimates by end-March

Japan aims to release prelim ‘Green GDP’ estimates by end-March – economy minister

Japan c.bankers debated rising inflationary pressure at Dec meeting – summary

Japan c.bankers debated rising inflationary pressure at Dec meeting – summary

TOKYO — Bank of Japan policymakers discussed recent rising inflationary pressures that could force them to alter their view the country remained vulnerable to the risk of deflation, a summary of opinions at their December meeting showed on Monday. While consumer inflation remains stuck around zero…

Japan to effectively close borders to all foreigners from this month -NTV

Japan to effectively close borders to all foreigners from this month -NTV

TOKYO — The Japanese government plans to effectively close borders to all foreigners from this month, broadcaster NTV reported on Monday. An official announcement will be made as early as Monday afternoon, the report said. (Reporting by Sakura Murakami; Editing by Kim Coghill…

Japan PM confirms oil reserves may be released to curb prices

Japan PM confirms oil reserves may be released to curb prices

TOKYO — Japan is considering releasing oil from its reserves for the first time to curb surging oil prices, Kyodo news agency reported on Saturday, as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida signaled his readiness to counter oil price hikes following a request from the United States. However…

Japan PM Kishida, strengthened by election win, lays out broad policy plans

Japan PM Kishida, strengthened by election win, lays out broad policy plans

Japan PM Kishida, strengthened by election win, lays out broad policy plans

Japan households expect inflation to pick up

Japan households expect inflation to pick up

Japan households expect inflation to pick up – BOJ survey

Japan PM Kishida says has no plan to alter capital-gains, dividend taxes

Japan PM Kishida says has no plan to alter capital-gains, dividend taxes

Japan PM Kishida says has no plan to alter capital-gains, dividend taxes

Biden promised Japan to defend disputed islands – new Japan PM Kishida

Biden promised Japan to defend disputed islands – new Japan PM Kishida

TOKYO — New Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that he received a “strong” message from President Joe Biden about the United States’ commitment to defending the disputed East China Sea islets known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan. In phone talks on Tuesday morning that lasted roughly 20 minutes…

Japan may sell more bonds to fund next premier Kishida’s stimulus package

Japan may sell more bonds to fund next premier Kishida’s stimulus package

TOKYO — Japan’s next Prime Minister Fumio Kishida may have little choice but to sell more government bonds to fund his pandemic-relief package worth hundreds of billions of dollars, even if it scrapes together money left over from previous stimulus programs. A former foreign minister known as a proponent of fiscal reform…

Japan PM contender Kono wants renewable energy, 5G to be focus of stimulus package

Japan PM contender Kono wants renewable energy, 5G to be focus of stimulus package

Japan PM contender Kono wants renewable energy, 5G to be focus of stimulus package

Japan lays out growth strategy priorities ahead of elections

Japan lays out growth strategy priorities ahead of elections

Japan lays out growth strategy priorities ahead of elections

Japan eyes another big stimulus package before possible Sept poll

Japan eyes another big stimulus package before possible Sept poll

Japan eyes another big stimulus package before possible Sept poll – Nikkei

Japan to approve more COVID-19 vaccines as state of emergency set to widen

Japan to approve more COVID-19 vaccines as state of emergency set to widen

TOKYO — Japan is expected to expand a state of emergency to cover the island of Okinawa on Friday, and it is also set to approve Moderna Inc and AstraZeneca PLC COVID-19 vaccines after health regulators’ green light a day earlier. Japan kicked off its vaccination campaign in mid-February using Pfizer Inc’s vaccine but has…

Japan cabinet approves use of $4.6 billion of reserves to support pandemic-hit businesses

Japan cabinet approves use of $4.6 billion of reserves to support pandemic-hit businesses

Japan cabinet approves use of $4.6 billion of reserves to support pandemic-hit businesses

U.S., Japan and South Korea Share North Korea Missile Concerns

U.S., Japan and South Korea Share North Korea Missile Concerns

The U.S., Japan, and South Korea sounded alarm over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, following a series of short-range rocket tests last month signaling fresh provocation from Pyongyang.