ECONOMY

Nov 26
Japanese stocks edged down on Wednesday as investors cautiously awaited a slew of U.S. economic data and a holiday-shortened U.S. trading week dampened risk appetite, while Honda Motor Co fell sharply after under-reporting accidents. (Reuters)
Nov 26
When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse. (abcnews.go.com)
Nov 26
The brash Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has regularly shown a willingness to break taboos and cross lines. His remarkable speech Tuesday to business leaders was the latest example-he came close to trying to order executives to stop sitting on their rapidly accumulating profits, and to raise worker pay. (Wall Street Journal)
Nov 26
Japan's economy has slid into a recession following the April 1 consumption tax hike, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Tuesday, downgrading its projections for the nation's economic growth in 2014 and 2015. (Kyodo)
Nov 25
Tokyo stocks rose 0.29 percent on Tuesday in post-holiday trading after another record close on Wall Street and as the yen remained weak against the dollar. (brecorder.com)
Nov 25
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday the central bank is closely watching the impact of the yen's sharp fall against other major currencies following its additional monetary easing last month. (Kyodo)
Nov 24
Japan may borrow more debt over a longer horizon as the country steps up its already super-loose monetary policy to prop up economic growth and avoid slipping back into deflation. (Japan Today)
Nov 24
Senior officials at Japan's ruling and opposition parties locked horns Sunday over whether the country should promote Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Abenomics economic policy. (Jiji Press)
Nov 21
Stocks closed moderately higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday after recouping losses in late trading thanks to purchases on dips. (The Japan News)
Nov 21
Money saved in secret by Japanese wives exceeds that by husbands by 3.4 times, a survey by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. showed Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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