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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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 9, 2022
Finance chief says Japan's fiscal restoration goal won't change with more defense spending
Shunichi Suzuki rejected calls from some ruling party lawmakers to issue new government bonds for the planned spending, saying that other stable funding sources are necessary.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 8, 2022
Japan's ruling parties eye gradual tax hikes to cover more defense spending
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has instructed his defense and finance ministers to target around u00a543 trillion in defense spending over the five years until fiscal 2027.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 6, 2022
Japan to defer tax hikes for defense spending until 2027
The delay is planned in light of economic uncertainties stemming from rising prices, while strong opposition from members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to corporate and other tax hikes was also a factor, sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2022
Kishida seeks to hike defense spending by more than 50% over five years
The new budget would put Japan closer to the target Kishida ordered last week of spending 2% of gross domestic product on defense by 2027.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 5, 2022
Japan to put off tax hike to cover increased defense spending
The government will set the general direction of its plan but is likely to forego deciding on a specific tax increase when it compiles the initial fiscal 2023 budget due later this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 3, 2022
Japan eyes up to ¥43 trillion for five-year defense spending plan
The new numbers marked a compromise between the defense and finance ministries amid concerns about worsening one of the industrial world's worst debt burdens.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 1, 2022
Japan government stayed out of currency markets in November
For now, stepping back from intervention removes a potential source of conflict between Washington and Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2022
Court dismisses woman's damages claim over falsified government papers
The case centered around a former Finance Ministry bureaucrat who took his own life, allegedly after receiving orders to falsify documents.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 21, 2022
Finance Minister vows all-out efforts to fight inflation
Shunichi Suzuki said the economy is facing headwinds from accelerating inflation, driven by surging commodity prices due to Russia's war in Ukraine and the yen's sharp decline.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 8, 2022
Japan spent record ¥2.83 trillion on Sept. 22 to stop yen's fall
The country's foreign reserves, used to intervene in the market, shrank to $1.19 trillion at the end of October, separate data showed.

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