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, ...