ECONOMY

Jul 22
Tokyo stocks rose 0.84 percent on Tuesday, boosted by a weaker yen as traders returned from a three-day holiday weekend. (brecorder.com)
Jul 21
The jury is still out on Abenomics. What has worked? Will it spur inflation or more deflation? Will Tokyo reform for sustainable growth? A panel of experts puts the economy on the spot. (bij.tv)
Jul 19
With three months passed since the hike in the consumption tax rate in April, the drop in demand that followed the last-minute surge prior to the tax increase has eased, leading the government to make an upward revision to its economic assessment. (The Japan News)
Jul 19
Japan's government plans to resume official development assistance to Vietnam after a brief suspension over a bribery scandal involving a Japan-funded project. (NHK)
Jul 18
Tokyo stocks have closed 1.01 per cent lower as the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in rebel-held eastern Ukraine sent jitters through the market, with shares of major Japanese carriers falling. (tradingroom.com.au)
Jul 18
The Japanese Bankers Association announced Thursday guidelines for banks to decide whether to pay compensation to companies for damage from online banking fraud. (Jiji Press)
Jul 17
Japan is poised to rejoin the world nuclear club -- barely. Yesterday's report vouching for the safety of Kyushu Electric Power Co. (9508)'s atomic station in southern Japan means the utility's two reactors in Sendai may begin operating as soon as October or November, according to Yoko Nobuoka, a Tokyo-based analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance. (Bloomberg)
Jul 17
According to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, an astonishing 16.3% of Japanese children 18 and under lived in "economic hardship" in 2012. (Forbes)
Jul 17
Japanese stocks headed south in the afternoon and the Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell 9.04 pts or 0.06%. (aastocks.com)
Jul 16
Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Wednesday after staying nearly flat for most of the session as investors took profits from gains the previous day, while China's economic data received a muted reaction from the market. (brecorder.com)
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