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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 10, 2022
Japan closer to intervention on yen after government and central bank joint statement
'We have seen sharp yen declines and are concerned about recent currency market moves,' the Finance Ministry, BOJ and the Financial Services Agency said in a joint statement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 9, 2022
BOJ’s rock-bottom rates are crucial for Kishida’s spending plans
The prime minister has signed off on changes to an annual fiscal policy plan that loosen rather than tighten the corset constraining the nation's spending plans.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 2, 2022
Japan's fiscal 2021 tax revenue to hit record high above ¥65 trillion
While corporate tax revenue for the year through March has so far increased 20% from a year earlier, income tax and consumption tax are also forecast to grow.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 1, 2022
Japan tweaks budget goal wording to gain more fiscal flexibility
Japan's target of balancing its budget excluding debt payments by 2025 had long seemed unlikely, even by the government's own growth projections.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 1, 2022
Manufacturers led the way for Japan's first quarter 3% corporate expenditure rise
Firm business expenditure could raise hopes for policymakers counting on cash-rich Japanese corporations to splurge on investment in plants and equipment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 27, 2022
Helped by weak yen, Japan remains top creditor nation with record net external assets
A weak yen — it lost about 11% against the dollar last year — boosted the value of foreign assets held by the Japanese government, businesses and individuals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 20, 2022
Senior Japan ministry official arrested for alleged assault on train
Heihachiro Ono, the 56-year-old deputy vice minister for policy planning and coordination, was drunk when he allegedly assaulted the passenger.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 10, 2022
Japan's long-term debt hits new high above ¥1 quadrillion
The debt grew to u00a51.02 quadrillion on the back of swelling social security costs amid a rapid graying of the population and emergency pandemic spending.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 20, 2022
Fueled by weak yen, Japan trade deficit extends longest run since 2015
While the trade deficit narrowed to u00a5412.4 billion, the streak of shortfalls is the longest since early 2015, providing a possible reason for Japan's currency slide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 18, 2022
Couple at heart of Abe cronyism scandal found guilty again over fraud
The Osaka High Court upheld a lower court decision that handed down a five-year prison term to Yasunori Kagoike, while his wife, Junko, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 15, 2022
Yen extends 20-year low on widening U.S. yield gap
The yen has been in freefall this year as the dovish Bank of Japan keeps local yields anchored to the floor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 8, 2022
Japan's current account recovered from major deficit in February
The balance swung back into the black from its second-biggest deficit on record in the previous month, providing some respite for policymakers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 15, 2022
Japan imposes fresh sanctions on Russian billionaire and 16 others
The step was taken after the United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a slew of individuals including billionaire Viktor Vekselberg and some members of the Russian parliament.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 14, 2022
Japan asks crypto exchanges to act in line with sanctions against Russia
There are growing concerns among the G7 advanced economies that cryptocurrencies are being used by Russian entities as a loophole for financial sanctions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2022
Japan looks to plug potential crypto holes in Russia sanctions
Individuals can use cryptocurrency exchanges that don't verify the identity of customers to conduct transactions even if they are in sanctioned countries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 2, 2022
Japan's fourth-quarter capital expenditures growth rises
Japanese firms increased spending on plant and equipment for the third consecutive quarter in October to December.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 28, 2022
Japanese government and BOJ to craft 'maximum costs' sanction against Russia
Top Japanese officials said financial and monetary authorities will work closely with the international community to ensure that all possible measures can be taken for markets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 25, 2022
Japan upgrades view on regional economies for first time in 15 months
The latest report from the Finance Ministry upgraded individual assessments for nine out of 11 regions, including the Kanto area.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 13, 2022
Japan needs a major carbon tax hike, former vice minister says
Rintaro Tamaki, a former Finance Ministry official, says a 'price signal' would help the government change people's mindset on green issues.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2021
Japan to contribute record ¥376 billion to World Bank fund for poorer nations
The contribution will be made in a bid to help the poorest nations recover from the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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