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Lower House passes bill to ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

The Lower House on Friday passed a bill to ratify the remodeled Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, paving the way for its enactment before the ...

Lagging inflation, indecisiveness could delay Bank of Japan’s exit from easing

By Cory Baird
- via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

With Japan's inflation stalling, the Bank of Japan's plan to exit from its massive monetary easing has hit a snag. | GETTY IMAGES

The Bank of Japan’s preferred inflation gauge fell for the second straight month in April, dropping from 0.9 percent in the previous month to 0.7 ...

Nikkei average closes nearly 92 points higher on weaker yen

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

With investors taking heart from the yen’s weakening against the dollar, stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday.The 225-issue Nikkei average ...

Dollar briefly hits ¥111 in Tokyo trading

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

The dollar hit ¥111 briefly for the first time in about four months in Tokyo trading Friday, backed by higher long-term U.S. interest rates.At 5 ...

Tokyo stocks fall further on weak U.S. equities

via The Japan Times    May 16, 2018

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, hurt in part by overnight falls in U.S. shares.The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 100.79 ...

Casio withdraws from digital cameras as smartphones eat into sales

via The Japan Times    May 10, 2018

Casio Computer Co. said it will stop making digital compact cameras because demand is being eroded by the spread of smartphones with high-definition cameras.The wristwatch ...

BOJ repeats no-deadline schedule for 2% inflation target

via The Japan Times    May 10, 2018

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday. | KYODO

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda repeated Thursday that the central bank does not have a deadline to achieve 2 percent inflation and that monetary ...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urges Japan to join ‘One Belt, One Road’ infrastructure project

via The Japan Times    May 10, 2018

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Japan to join China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative on Thursday, saying its participation would likely contribute to Prime Minister ...

Japan’s apparel giant Uniqlo to make foray into India in 2019

By Atul Ranjan
- via The Japan Times    May 10, 2018

A pedestrian walks past Uniqlo's flagship store in Osaka in April. Uniqlo, a unit of Fast Retailing Co., will enter India next year. | BLOOMBERG

Global apparel retailer Uniqlo Co. will enter the Indian market in fall 2019, signaling its strong resolve to penetrate Asia’s third-largest economy as part of ...

Zombie Abenomics

By Richard Katz
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 20, 2014

A foreign exchange trading company in Tokyo, November 12, 2014.  (Toru Hanai / Courtesy Reuters)

Japan's Missing Economic Revival November 20, 2014 Richard Katz Summary:  Abe’s economic revival is hardly going as planned. A consumption tax hike that he introduced in April triggered ...

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