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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 17, 2015
Japan's economy shrinks as consumption, investment fall
The economy contracted last quarter as consumers and businesses cut spending, putting pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to return his focus to 'Abenomics.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 13, 2015
Japan can offset China yuan move by easing: Abe adviser
Japan "need not worry" about China's devaluation of the yuan because it can always offset the effects by easing monetary policy, said an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 7, 2015
BOJ refrains from adding stimulus as Kuroda bets on rebound
The Bank of Japan refrained Friday from expanding monetary stimulus as Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda bets the world's third-biggest economy will emerge from a recent soft patch and inflation will pick up.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 4, 2015
Limited bond supply may lead BOJ to taper in 2017: IMF paper
The Bank of Japan may need to reduce the pace of its bond purchases in a few years due to a shortage of sellers, said economists at the International Monetary Fund.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 31, 2015
Spending slips as consumer prices inch up
Consumer price gains in Japan remained little more than zero in June while household spending dropped, challenging the central bank's effort to spur inflation.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 29, 2015
Retail sales fall for first time in three months
Retail sales nationwide declined for the first time in three months in June, sapping an economy that analysts say struggled last quarter amid sluggish exports and production.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 29, 2015
Kuroda prevails as high schoolers get crash course on BOJ policy
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda faced another split board, this time made up of junior high school students getting a crash course in policymaking.
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2015
BOJ plays up gauge that shows inflation closer to target
The Bank of Japan is giving more prominence to an inflation gauge that shows it is much closer to its target than its current key measure.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 21, 2015
BOJ policymakers say effects of monetary easing diminishing, minutes show
Some Bank of Japan policymakers believe the effects of the central bank's ultra-easy monetary policy might be "diminishing," referring to a temporary rise in long-term interest rates last month, minutes from its June policy meeting show.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 16, 2015
BOJ's flawed goal risks upward price spiral: former deputy head
The Bank of Japan's determination to drive inflation to 2 percent risks sparking a damaging upward spiral in the cost of living, according to a former deputy governor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 15, 2015
Bank of Japan maintains record stimulus, trims inflation outlook
The Bank of Japan's unprecedented monetary stimulus can drive inflation to its 2 percent target, Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said as the bank left its policy unchanged and trimmed its price outlook.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 8, 2015
Abe aide says ¥2.5 trillion may be needed to offset next tax hike
It could be difficult for the Bank of Japan to taper its record monetary stimulus before a planned sales-tax hike in 2017, and the government may need to compile a ¥2.5 trillion economic package to cushion the blow to households, an adviser to the prime minister said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 7, 2015
Abe aide says BOJ could ease more if Greece sends yen surging
The Bank of Japan could boost its monetary stimulus to address any surge in the yen triggered by the Greek crisis, though any fallout from Europe will probably be limited, said an aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 6, 2015
Tokyo watching Greek developments closely to guard against market volatility
Japanese policymakers on Monday pledged to work closely to guard against financial market volatility after Greek voters rejected eurozone austerity measures.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 2, 2015
BOJ must achieve 2% inflation target, new board member Funo says
The Bank of Japan's newest board member Yukitoshi Funo said the central bank must achieve its price target, indicating his support for Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 1, 2015
Tankan shows unexpected improvement in manufacturer confidence
Sentiment among large manufacturers improved for the first time in three quarters in June, a Bank of Japan survey showed Wednesday, in a positive sign that runs counter to indications of a slowing economic recovery.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 26, 2015
Economic challenges ahead
The Abe administration should be taking a much more aggressive approach to getting the economy on a growth track.
BUSINESS
Jun 25, 2015
BOJ's chief economist pushes for CPI changes that could boost inflation
The Bank of Japan's chief economist urged the government to adjust consumer price data to better reflect housing costs, a change he estimates would boost the inflation rate by as much as 0.2 percentage point.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 24, 2015
BOJ's 2015 stimulus reluctance spurs debate over tapering
With its reluctance to add to record monetary stimulus even as inflation remains well below its target, the Bank of Japan has stoked speculation about it scaling back its asset purchases as soon as early 2016.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Jun 22, 2015
Kuroda's inflation optimism winning over consumers, bond investors
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's faith he can push inflation from zero to 2 percent in about a year is starting to win over consumers and bond investors.

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