Mar 05
The government will establish a public-private council by the end of March to help struggling gas stations operating in thinly populated areas. (The Japan News)
Mar 04
Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Wednesday as an overnight fall in US shares triggered profit-taking after the index scaled a 15-year peak earlier in the week. (
Mar 03
Tokyo stocks closed flat Tuesday on profit-taking after several days of gains, while Sharp tumbled on a report that said the struggling electronics maker is seeking aid from its key lenders and may close some money-losing units. (Global Post)
Mar 03
Japanese corporate capital expenditures grew in October-December from a year earlier but the pace slowed from the prior quarter, casting doubt about strength of business investment seen as key to spurring growth in the world's third-largest economy. (Reuters)
Mar 02
Japanese stocks rose as the yen fell for a third day and investors weighed an interest-rate cut by China amid signs the world's second-biggest economy is weakening. (customstoday)
Feb 28
Recovering demand in the U.S. and other foreign markets is driving up Japan's output, especially as the weak yen finally starts to benefit businesses here by bolstering profits on exports. (Nikkei)
Feb 28
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says expected wage hikes are weakening the country's deflationary mindset despite falling oil prices. (NHK)
Feb 27
Japan's Nikkei share average hit a fresh 15-year high on Friday on upbeat Japanese industrial output data, while the market awaited an announcement from the country's biggest pension fund on its latest asset allocations. (
Feb 27
Officials at Japan's Internal Affairs Ministry say consumer prices rose for the 20th straight month in January. But the pace of increase is slowing down. (NHK)
Feb 26
Japan Inc is under pressure to boost pay to keep a fragile economic recovery afloat, but even hefty wages increases from the biggest companies may prove to be a hollow victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the bulk of the country's workers. (Reuters)