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FINANCE MINISTRY

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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 8, 2021
Japan's October account surplus drops 39% for third straight month
All the while primary income balance grew 11.5%, up for the seventh month in a row, as domestic firms received more dividend payments from their investments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 3, 2021
Caution needed on ESG bonds, top Japanese finance official says
Like many countries, Japan has pledged to go net carbon neutral by 2050, but its borrowing practices differ from those in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 1, 2021
Japan business investment rose 1.2% on year from July to September
While capital spending was up for the second straight quarter, growth remained slow as some firms hesitated to invest amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 26, 2021
Mizuho ordered by government to improve operations after system failures
The megabank didn't carry out anti-money laundering procedures during the wake of its eighth system glitch on Sept. 30.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 11, 2021
Japan to retain IMF influence through deputy managing director role
IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva has announced that she intends to tap Kenji Okamura, a former top Japanese financial diplomat, for the senior post.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 1, 2021
Japan issues new ¥500 coins for the first time in 21 years
The new coins do not differ substantially from the previous design but are minted in two colors and feature etchings on the inner rim as part of efforts to prevent counterfeiting.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 27, 2021
Japan downgrades assessment of regional economies for first time in 18 months
The downgraded areas, such as the Tokai and Chugoku regions, are heavily reliant on auto manufacturing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 8, 2021
New Japanese finance chief faces dilemma: Spend more or repair fiscal health
Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki will be forced to balance Kishida's spending plans with the nation's poor fiscal health.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 7, 2021
Bureaucrat's widow asks PM to look into Moritomo Gakuen scandal that led to her husband's suicide
Kishida has so far remained reluctant to order a reinvestigation into the document tampering scandal related to the dubious land transaction with Moritomo Gakuen.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 5, 2021
Shunichi Suzuki takes Japan finance reins as election and stimulus loom
The 68-year-old Suzuki was appointed to the job after helping to install the country's new prime minister, Fumio Kishida, who took the job earlier Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 26, 2021
Japan's fiscal 2022 budget requests expected to top ¥110 trillion for first time
Interest payments and other debt-servicing costs will surge 27.3% to a record u00a530.24 trillion under the new budget, the sources said, citing the ministry's estimate.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 8, 2021
Japan approves ¥4.4 trillion for green growth
The green growth strategy is one of four priority areas to focus on outlined by the Finance Ministry in the guidelines for the initial budget for the fiscal year starting next April.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 7, 2021
Japan names Yano, ex-aide to Suga, as top finance bureaucrat
Yano, 58, will succeed Mitsuru Ota, 61, as vice finance minister, the top bureaucratic post at the most powerful ministry in Japan, effective Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 16, 2021
Japan May exports log sharpest rise in 41 years on pandemic recovery
Demand for auto-related Japanese products was especially strong from the United States, a ministry official told reporters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 11, 2021
Sentiment among large Japan firms falls again due to chip shortage and virus
The confidence index covering firms capitalized at u00a51 billion or more inched down to minus 4.7 from minus 4.5 in the January-March period, staying negative for the second quarter in a row.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 11, 2021
Japan’s Finance Ministry ignores climate risk, ex-official says
Rintaro Tamaki, a former top bureaucrat at the ministry, says it should raise Japan's already high gasoline tax and hike tariffs on imported fossil fuels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 20, 2021
Japan’s 2025 budget goal is near impossible, debt panel member says
Measures such as spending cuts or tax increases to meet the goal would shave 1% off the economy each year and are therefore unlikely, says Ayako Fujita.

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