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FINANCE 4

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 27, 2023
Official behind last year’s ¥9.33 trillion yen intervention strategy reappointed
Masato Kanda has become just the fourth official in the past three decades to serve a third year as vice finance minister for international affairs, Finance Ministry documents show.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 27, 2023
Former vice minister Oba, renowned for shaping currency policy, dies at 94
Oba was a key figure in negotiating the 1985 Plaza Accord, intended to stop the U.S. dollar's rise against other major economies' currencies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 26, 2023
Japan finance chief issues warning against yen's fall
Asked about authorities stepping into the foreign exchange market, Japan's top currency diplomat said that 'No options are ruled out.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 15, 2023
Japan and South Korea to revive currency swap pact
The two sides will seek to agree on such a pact at a meeting between their finance ministers to be held in Tokyo on June 29, sources have said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 9, 2023
Japan and South Korea may discuss currency swap deal but caution lingers
The currency swap could be on the agenda at a bilateral finance dialogue that is expected to be held in Tokyo later this month.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 15, 2023
Japan steps up measures to prevent illegal resale of duty-free goods
The government has started levying the consumption tax on businesses that purchased the products and illegally resold them, as well as the foreign nationals involved.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 10, 2023
Banking crisis concerns loom over G7 finance ministers meeting
As well as tackling the issue of crypto regulation, the ministers and central bank governors will be looking to strengthen the global financial system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 7, 2023
62% of Japan firms raise base pay in FY 2023 amid inflation
From 1990 to 2021, the average wage in Japan rose around 6% in contrast to around 50% in the U.S. during the time same period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 13, 2023
G7 finance leaders pledge stability and supply chain diversity
The finance chiefs, meeting on the sidelines of International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Washington, said they had discussed recent financial sector developments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 11, 2023
Japan fiscal policy will not rely on BOJ bond buying, says finance chief
Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki says the ministry will leave the BOJ to decide monetary policy under new Gov. Kazuo Ueda.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 18, 2023
BOJ and government vow cooperation amid global market turmoil
Officials met for the first time since September to affirm that they will work together to closely watch any impact on the country's financial system from global market turmoil.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 21, 2023
G7 finance chiefs to discuss measures against Russia
Japan will chair the meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors from the G7 nations in the Indian city of Bengaluru.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 17, 2023
With BOJ pick, Kishida strikes political balance and draws line under Abenomics
Having an academic helm the BOJ is unprecedented in Japan, where the job traditionally rotates between a central banker and an official from the Finance Ministry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 9, 2023
Japan investors sold record foreign debt in 2022 as hedging costs rose
Money managers in the nation cut holdings of foreign fixed-income securities by ¥23.8 trillion over the period, an all-time high in data since 1996.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 8, 2023
Japan's current account surplus hit eight-year low in '22 amid record decline
The surplus was weighed down by a record trade deficit, caused by a weakening yen as well as surging imports of higher-priced energy and other items, the Finance Ministry said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 7, 2023
Japan intervened in forex markets twice in October to support yen, report shows
On the respective days, ¥5.6 trillion ($42.2 billion) and ¥729.6 billion were spent to prop up the yen, which hit a 32-year low against the dollar last autumn.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 23, 2023
Japan's finance chief warns fiscal situation getting increasingly severe
Shunichi Suzuki's comments come as markets test whether the BOJ can keep interest rates ultralow, allowing the government to service its debt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 11, 2023
Amid climate efforts, Japan considers issuing green transition bonds next fiscal year
Japan plans to issue u00a51.6 trillion of such bonds in the fiscal year that ends in March 2024, with an eye on those with maturity of 10 years and 20 years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 5, 2023
Japan's MOF lifts coupon rate on 10-year JGBs to 8-year high after BOJ move
While a higher coupon rate could squeeze public finances, it will benefit investors as it brings higher return on their bond investment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Jan 1, 2023
Japan Times 1948: Tojo's stock rises but he is not likely to become a martyr
News at the start of the new year often focuses on holiday celebrations and feel-good stories as the front pages of 1923 and 1948 show.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan