You are here: HomeBusiness › Search › Bank Of Japan


To reduce paperwork, BOJ eyes paying banks more for electronic treasury transactions

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

The Bank of Japan may raise fees paid to financial institutions that process money paid to the government in a bid to reduce paperwork. | ISTOCK

The Bank of Japan is considering raising fees paid to financial institutions that handle money paid to the government electronically by taxpayers and companies, sources ...

Toshiba tells creditors it remains negative on selling chip unit to Western Digital

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

The Toshiba Corp. logo is seen outside an electronics retailer in Tokyo in February. | REUTERS

Toshiba Corp. has told its creditor banks that it will be difficult to select joint venture partner Western Digital Corp. as the buyer of its ...

Former Fed chief Bernanke endorses BOJ’s inflation goal

via The Japan Times    May 24, 2017

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda and Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wave during the 2017 BOJ-IMEF Conference at the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday. | BLOOMBERG

A former head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke, endorsed the Bank of Japan’s extraordinary easing measures to break free of persistent deflation and underlined the importance of c...

Japan manufacturers’ mood slips despite economic recovery, survey finds

By Tetsushi Kajimoto,Izumi Nakagawa
- via The Japan Times    May 24, 2017

Confidence among Japanese manufacturers receded in May for the first time in nine months after hitting a decade-high level April, a Reuters survey has found, showing guarded optimism in a nascent e...

Western Digital offers ¥2 trillion for Toshiba’s chip unit

via The Japan Times    May 24, 2017

A pedestrian walks past the Hamamatsucho Building, which houses Toshiba's headquarters, in Tokyo on May 15. | BLOOMBERG

Western Digital has offered ¥2 trillion ($17.8 billion) to buy Toshiba’s chip unit put up for sale by the embattled Japanese conglomerate, sources said Wednesday. Western Digital Chief Execut...

Inheritance tax avoidance, cheap mortgages driving a rental housing bubble

via The Japan Times    May 23, 2017

New apartment buildings tower above Tokyo's Kachidoki area. A boom in rental housing construction could be facing collapse thanks to excessive supply and the shrinking population. | BLOOMBERG

Apartment construction is booming as the wealthy rush to invest in rental housing as a way to reduce inheritance tax and banks hand out easy ...

Broadcom, KKR said to be leading bidders for Toshiba’s memory chip unit

via The Japan Times    May 19, 2017

A shopper walks past the company logo of electronics giant Toshiba at an electronic shop in Tokyo on May 14. Broadcom and a group led by KKR are emerging as the two leading bidders for Toshiba. | AP

Broadcom and a group led by KKR are emerging as the two leading bidders for Toshiba’s semiconductor unit as of Friday’s deadline for second-round offers, according to people familiar wi...

Japan’s economy expands for fifth straight quarter, at 0.5%, but spending remains tepid

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2017

Japan’s economy grew 0.5 percent in the first three months of 2017, its fifth straight winning quarter and the longest expansion in more than a decade, government data showed Thursday. Robust...

Eyeing demographic shift, banks step up English services

By Kazuaki Nagata
- via The Japan Times    May 18, 2017

Some Japanese banks are beefing up services to make them more friendly to English-speaking residents. | KAZUAKI NAGATA

When starting out in a new country, having a bank account is essential, but choosing a bank can be difficult without being familiar with banking systems or speaking the local language. For that rea...

Toyota planning ¥100 billion bond issue to focus on R&D

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2017

A Toyota badge is seen on a Prius plug-in hybrid at the automaker's Tokyo head office. Toyota Motor Corp. is said to be considering issuing up to ¥100 billion in bonds to invest in developing next-generation car technologies. | BLOOMBERG

Toyota Motor Corp. is mulling issuing up to ¥100 billion ($900 million) in bonds with maturities of up to 20 years to invest in developing next-generation car technologies, sources close t...

  • Global Media is your partner in reaching a powerful international audience through high-level economic reporting.

    Our ambition is to highlight under-reported developments and opportunities around the world, and allow leaders in these regions and sectors to take their message to the highest global level. We partner with top media to communicate with the world’s most powerful audiences. We specialize in communication and branding initiatives that help our clients effectively get their messages to their existing and potential partners. We achieve results for our clients by introducing them and their initiatives to an audience of elite international business and government leaders.

    Global Media Inc. is an independent media agency with offices in Hong Kong and Canada. GMI has more than a decade of experience in the writing, researching, and production of promotional country reports, with media partners from East Asia to North America. We have teams worldwide that develop country and thematic reports on the latest economic trends and developments.

    We are a media partner of Foreign Affairs,the United States’ most influential publication, published by the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.

    Nearly a century old, there isn’t a more influential or higher-reaching publication in the United States than Foreign Affairs. The journal is ranked #1 in influence by U.S. opinion leaders in a recent nationwide study conducted by Erdos and Morgan, the premier business-to-business research firm. Their findings place Foreign Affairs ahead of all media, both print and broadcast, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Washington Post.


    “We were extremely impressed with how efficient, well-coordinated, responsive and reliable the Global Media Inc. team was. We owe them a lot for their professionalism. We were very pleased with the outcome, and the article was very well-written. We hope to have an opportunity to work with Global Media Inc. again in the near future.� – Japan Airport Terminal Co. Ltd.
    “The Global Media team’s professionalism was excellent. Their team was great and always gave us the right suggestions and information. The product was excellent, and we were very happy to have such a great opportunity working with their excellent team.â€� – National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS)
    “We were honored to be chosen as one of the good universities in Japan. This article conveyed Seigakuin University’s educational ideals and the message from President Akudo. The advertisement was conspicuous and gave a good impression that Seigakuin nurtured students to contribute to world peace. We really appreciated what Global Media Inc. had did for us.â€� – Seigakuin University

    Whom we have featured:

    • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
    • Australian Foreign Affairs Minister (and former Prime Minister) Kevin Rudd
    • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
    • Qatari Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed
    • Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yoshiaki Takaki
    • Taiwanese Foreign Minister Yang Chin-Tien
    • Taiwanese Finance Minister Lee Sush-Der
    • Taiwanese Economic Affairs Minister Shih Yen-Shiang
    • Taiwanese National Science Council Minister Lee Lou-Chuang,
    • Taiwanese Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Yeh Kuang-Shih
    • Taiwanese Political Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Lin Tsong-Ming
    • Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
    • Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board Chairman Gita Wirjawan
    • Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III
    • Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile