ECONOMY

Apr 24
Japanese stocks fell for the first time in four days, paring the Topix index's biggest weekly gain since February, after weak US economic data pushed the yen higher against the dollar. (straitstimes.com)
Apr 24
The industry ministry is looking to set the target for the ratio of nuclear power generation to Japan's total electricity production in 2030 between 20 percent to 22 percent, compared with 28.6 percent in fiscal 2010 before the Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources close to the matter said Thursday. (Kyodo)
Apr 23
Tokyo stocks extended their gains on Thursday, a day after the benchmark index closed above 20,000 for the first time in 15 years. (Global Post)
Apr 22
The Nikkei Stock Average ended Wednesday above the 20,000 threshold for the first time in 15 years as robust Japanese trade data boosted confidence in the country's economic recovery. (Kyodo)
Apr 22
Japan logged a customs-cleared trade surplus of 229.3 billion yen in March, posting the first surplus in two years and nine months, the Ministry of Finance said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
Apr 22
Japanese shares rallied to a 15-year high on Wednesday on expectations of improved corporate earnings, while oil sagged after Saudi Arabia ended its military campaign in Yemen, easing tensions in the energy-rich Middle East. (Reuters)
Apr 21
Japan and the United States on Tuesday failed to reach an agreement over thorny issues, such as an import quota for U.S. rice and automotive trade, at bilateral ministerial talks for a broader Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. (Jiji Press)
Apr 21
The government left its basic economic assessment unchanged from the previous month in its April monthly economic report released Monday. (The Japan News)
Apr 20
Tokyo shares ended slightly lower on Monday as sentiment here was punched by concerns over a possible debt default in Greece, but the downturn was held by Japanese earnings reports later in the week. (Global Post)
Apr 20
Japan's minister in charge of TPP negotiations and the US Trade Representative ended their first day talks in Tokyo on Sunday. (NHK)
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