/ Apr 12, 2017

Bank deposits top ¥700 trillion for first time

Bank deposits in Japan have exceeded ¥700 trillion for the first time, due to an influx of funds amid low interest rates that are the result of the Bank of Japan's monetary easing policy, industry data showed Tuesday. The low interest rates have reduced investment ...

Mar 22, 2016

Government approves higher savings cap at Japan Post Bank

The government agreed Tuesday to raise the cap on deposits at Japan Post Bank despite fears among small, regional rivals that it will result in an outflow of funds. Savers will be able to stash a total of ¥13 million in future, compared with ...

/ Jun 20, 2014

Methane hydrate deposits probable in Sea of Japan

The government said Friday it is highly likely that deposits of methane hydrate, a next-generation energy source, exist in the seabed of the Sea of Japan off the northern and western parts of the country. The government's survey from April found geological structures suggesting possible ...