Aug 4, 2015

BOJ likely to maintain current easing policy, attention on China

The Bank of Japan is likely to keep intact its ultra-easy monetary policy at its two-day policy meeting starting Thursday, with focus on production and consumer spending amid the slowing Chinese economy, sources said Monday. Despite Japan’s low inflation rate, which was 0.1 percent ...

/ Nov 18, 2014

Japanese, Russian diplomats to meet in December

Senior Japanese and Russian diplomats will meet in Tokyo in early December to agree a schedule for a postponed meeting of vice foreign ministers, informed sources said Tuesday. Expected participants are Hajime Hayashi, director general of the Foreign Ministry’s European Affairs Bureau, and Andrei ...

May 19, 2013

$2 billion eyed for Africa natural resource projects


Tokyo plans to supply $2 billion over the next five years for Japanese firms to carry out natural resource development projects in African nations, trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Saturday. At the first Japan-Africa Ministerial Meeting for Resources Development held in Tokyo on Saturday, ...