Sep 23, 2016

Fresh warning against excessive yen rises issued

Authorities are ready to act against excessive yen rises, the government’s top spokesman said Friday, issuing a fresh warning to markets against recent yen gains that could hurt the country’s export-reliant economy. The dollar fell to a nearly four-week low of ¥100.10 Thursday after ...

Decorated wrestler Icho to receive People's Honor Award

Sep 13, 2016

Decorated wrestler Icho to receive People's Honor Award

The government said Tuesday it will bestow the People’s Honor Award on Kaori Icho who became the first female wrestler to win four consecutive Olympic gold medals at last month’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. “Her accomplishments have moved many people deeply and ...

Jan 29, 2016

Government applauds BOJ's 'bold' step into negative territory

The Bank of Japan’s jump into negative interest rates Friday won government praise as a “bold” measure to fight the nation’s chronic deflation. The government “appreciates the introduction of a bold method to achieve its price stabilization goal,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said ...