Diet approves Harada as new BOJ Policy Board member

Feb 25, 2015

Diet approves Harada as new BOJ Policy Board member

The Diet on Wednesday approved the appointment of Waseda University economics professor Yutaka Harada to the Bank of Japan’s Policy Board. His appointment to the nine-seat governing board will take effect in late March. Harada is succeeding Ryuzo Miyao, a former economics professor at ...

Inflation slows more than forecast in December

Jan 30, 2015

Inflation slows more than forecast in December

Japan’s inflation rate slowed more than forecast in December, adding to central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda’s challenges in reflating the world’s third-biggest economy. Consumer prices excluding fresh food rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said Friday in Tokyo. That was ...