Oct 16, 2013

Policy speech overlooks key issues

An extraordinary Diet session starts ostensibly to deal with radioactive contamination, reconstruction of disaster-hit areas and world trade, but the prime minister's policy speech misses.

Aug 8, 2011

Taming the yen

The government on Thursday intervened in the foreign exchange market to weaken the yen, which had hovered at near record-high levels against the U.S. dollar. In collaboration with the government, the Bank of Japan promptly took steps to ease the money supply to help ...