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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 24, 2014
Mitani sidelined by Abe as GPIF pension fund enters new era
When Takahiro Mitani's term as head of the world's largest retirement fund finishes in March, so too will the old era of Japanese pension management.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 18, 2014
Households' financial assets hit record high on stock market reflation bid
The amount of assets held by households rose 2.7 percent from a year earlier to a record ¥1.654 quadrillion at the end of September, surpassing the previous record of ¥1.645 quadrillion set at the end of June, according to data Thursday from the Bank of Japan.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 18, 2014
Companies still hoarding cash despite pleas from Abe, Kuroda to spend
Two days after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe secured a pledge from Japan Inc. to do its best to boost wages to revive the world's third-biggest economy, data showed companies hoarding record amounts of cash.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 4, 2014
BOJ plan's success hinges on fiscal action plan, policymaker warns
A Bank of Japan Policy Board member said Thursday that it is essential for the government to make progress on fiscal consolidation as its efforts will eventually determine the success of the central bank's drastic monetary easing.
BUSINESS
Nov 26, 2014
Abe will have chance to name more women to BOJ board
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a chance to appoint a second female to the Bank of Japan's Policy Board next year, which would mark a first in the institution's 132-year history, said one of his advisers, Etsuro Honda.
BUSINESS
Nov 26, 2014
Salaries of BOJ governor, other execs rise for first time in nine years
The Bank of Japan gave the first pay raise in nine years to its Policy Board and other executives, backing Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's efforts to reflate the world's third-biggest economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 26, 2014
'Mr. Yen' sees drop in exchange rate he forecast coming to an end
The 14 percent plunge in the yen since mid-year has about run its course, according to the former Finance Ministry official known as "Mr. Yen."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 20, 2014
Onus on lawmakers to tackle debt after Abe tax delay, Kuroda says
Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda is putting the onus on the government to strengthen its finances after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postponed a sales tax hike and set plans for more fiscal stimulus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 19, 2014
BOJ leaves assessment, monetary policy unchanged despite recession
The Bank of Japan on Wednesday left its assessment of the economy largely unchanged despite the second-quarter gross domestic product data released Monday indicating Japan has slipped into a recession.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 12, 2014
Ultraeasing exit debate eyed for 2015 second half, BOJ board member says
The Bank of Japan may start discussions on ending its ultraloose monetary policy in the second half of fiscal 2015, when its inflation goal is expected to be achieved, a Policy Board member said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 12, 2014
Kuroda ally warns Abe against delaying consumption tax increase
An adviser to the Bank of Japan and longtime colleague of Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda is warning that a delay by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to raise the consumption tax would have profound implications for monetary policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2014
Abe says he hopes to hold more talks with Xi
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed hope Tuesday of holding further talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and overcoming difficulties in the bilateral relationship.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 10, 2014
Kuroda sprang easing surprise to head off damaging inflation forecast
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. He sprang it on his own Policy Board members just two days earlier, jolted into action to stop them from making a lowball forecast that might have sunk his flagship inflation target.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 10, 2014
Kuroda sprang easing surprise to head off damaging inflation forecast
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. He sprang it on his own Policy Board members just two days earlier, jolted into action to stop them making a low-ball forecast that might have sunk his flagship inflation target.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 5, 2014
Kuroda renews vow to achieve 2% inflation by any means possible
The Bank of Japan will continue to employ every possible measure to achieve its goal of 2 percent inflation, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 4, 2014
Kuroda's 'big bazooka' drives down yields as GPIF to sell
The Bank of Japan's expanded monetary easing came just in time to spur a bond rally even as the ¥126 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund starts to cut debt holdings.
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 4, 2014
REIT rally is short-lived after pension fund, BOJ boost
The rally that sent Japanese real estate investment trusts to their highest in almost seven years appears short-lived as more state buying paves the way for higher taxes, said Deutsche Bank AG and Nomura Securities Co.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 3, 2014
BOJ battles entrenched 'deflation mindset' among Japanese consumers
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda doesn't need to convince people that deflation brings problems, but getting them to believe that higher prices will make conditions better is a harder sell.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 31, 2014
BOJ shocks by expanding stimulus, sending stocks soaring
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday led a divided board to expand what was already an unprecedentedly large monetary stimulus program, boosting stocks and sending the yen tumbling.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 31, 2014
Tepid data may spur Abe into further stimulus as economy sputters
Economic data released Friday signaled that the economy is still in the doldrums following the first stage of the doubling of the consumption tax on April 1, raising doubts about whether the Abe administration can complete the hike to 10 percent as planned.

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