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Aug 15, 2016

Books on Obama's historic Hiroshima speech seeing brisk sales

Several books containing the transcript of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech in Hiroshima in May have been published in Japan, reflecting high public interest in his historic visit to one of the two cities destroyed by atomic bombs during the war. A book titled ...

BOJ adjustments signal limits to monetary easing

| Dec 19, 2015

BOJ adjustments signal limits to monetary easing

The policy adjustments announced by the Bank of Japan on Friday may indicate there are limits to the drastic monetary easing policy the central bank launched to stoke 2 percent inflation. The moves to increase the BOJ’s purchases of exchange-traded funds and broaden the ...

Jun 1, 2015

Capital investment surges 7.3% in first quarter

Capital spending in the January-March quarter rose 7.3 percent on year, chalking up an eighth consecutive expansion as the economy continues to recover, the government said Monday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors for such purposes as building plants and installing new equipment totaled ...