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For Keiko Ujikane's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dec 7, 2016

Economy is about to grow by ¥19.8 trillion, at least on paper

Japan’s economy will grow by an amount equivalent to New Zealand’s economy in the blink of an eye on Thursday. That’s when the government announces the revision of gross domestic product data, using a new accounting standard. Nominal GDP was ¥500.6 trillion for fiscal ...

Kuroda sows doubts on further easing among some BOJ watchers

Nov 2, 2015

Kuroda sows doubts on further easing among some BOJ watchers

After twice this year putting off his inflation target yet declining to step up monetary stimulus, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has discouraged some analysts from thinking he’ll ever boost policy again. Forty-four percent of economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected a move ...

Industrial output climbs a surprise 1%, raising bar for BOJ action

Oct 29, 2015

Industrial output climbs a surprise 1%, raising bar for BOJ action

Industrial production unexpectedly increased in September, potentially raising the bar for an expansion in stimulus when Bank of Japan policy-setters meet on Friday. Output climbed 1 percent from the previous month, exceeding all 32 estimates in a Bloomberg survey in which the median forecast ...