Jun 30
Tokyo stocks have gained 0.63 per cent, rebounding after sharp losses in the previous session as investors brace for an expected Greek default later in the day. (
Jun 30
Salarymen's allowances have fallen to their lowest level in 33 years even as the cost of lunch has surged, showing the pinch felt by workers that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on to drive a recovery in the economy. (Japan Times)
Jun 29
Tokyo stocks plummeted on Monday, with the Nikkei index seeing its biggest points drop this year, as a Greek debt default looked likely this week following the collapse of eleventh-hour talks over the weekend. (Kyodo)
Jun 29
Japan's industrial production in May fell 2.2 pct from the previous month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Monday. (Jiji Press)
Jun 26
Japan's household spending in May posted its first increase in one year and 2 months. (NHK)
Jun 26
Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, driven down by position-adjustment selling and profit-taking prior to the weekend and the end of the month. (Japan Times)
Jun 25
Japan and the United States are arranging to resume bilateral talks for a Pacific free trade agreement as early as next week, negotiation sources said Wednesday, as the two countries and 10 other members of the initiative now hope to conclude a deal in July. (Kyodo)
Jun 24
The Nikkei index closed at an 18-year, six-month high Wednesday amid improved investor sentiment drawing from perceptions that Greece is likely to seal a deal with its creditors to avert a default and an exit from the eurozone. (Kyodo)
Jun 23
The Nikkei index closed at a 15-year high on Tuesday as Greece looked closer to reaching a deal on its debt to avert default, boosting investor sentiment and allowing buying underpinned by optimism about the Japanese economy to take hold. (Kyodo)
Jun 22
Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance, Banking and Fishery sectors led shares higher. (