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BUSINESS
Jan 17, 2021
FSA opens office to give English guidance to foreign financial firms entering Japan
Higher taxes and language barriers are often cited as the reason Japan is generally deemed less attractive than other Asian rivals as an international financial hub.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 12, 2021
Japan November current account surplus rises 29%, up for third month
In the reporting month, the country's goods trade balance came to a surplus of u00a5616.1 billion, up from a u00a520.0 billion deficit in the previous year.
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JAPAN
Dec 29, 2020
After massive COVID-19 spending, how large is Japan’s debt?
Experts say increased spending is unavoidable but that Japan will need to start seriously discussing how it will deal with its debt once the pandemic eases.
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BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Dec 22, 2020
Concern as Japan's fiscal discipline further loosened with record budgets
'It's a waste of money to take consumption-stimulating steps through extra budgets at a time when we have yet to contain the spread of the virus,' one economist said.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 10, 2020
Budget to hit record as Japan loosens purse strings to fight virus
The total may even surpass u00a5105 trillion, including u00a55 trillion set aside as reserve funds for costs related to the pandemic.
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BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 27, 2020
Japan bond market in the dark on new sales as virus cases spike
As coronavirus infections spark increasing alarm, the government has left investors guessing on how much money it will pump into the economy through a third extra budget.
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BUSINESS
Oct 28, 2020
Japan upgrades regional economic assessment for second quarter in row
Tempering the upgrade, however, the ministry repeated an expression used in the July report, assessing that the economies 'remain in a severe situation.'
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BUSINESS
Oct 23, 2020
Financial regulators probe Tokyo Stock Exchange over outage
The Financial Services Agency is expected to examine the bourse's governing structure and also interview officials operating its systems.
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BUSINESS
Oct 9, 2020
Hong Kong’s woes may help Japan woo financiers, top official says
The vice finance minister said tax cuts and other tweaks to regulations ultimately matter less than whether Japan can bring back business opportunities for firms.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 1, 2020
Japan's 2Q capital expenditure sees biggest decline since 2010
Capital spending shed 11.3 percent between April and June year-on-year, as the COVID-19 crisis hit investments by the manufacturing and service sectors.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 4, 2020
Japan gives regional economies better grades after virus slump
The upward revision to the assessment, the first since October 2017, came despite uncertainty over the outlook amid the recent resurgence of the virus.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 21, 2020
To fight pandemic, Japan keeps fiscal tap wide open on budget spending requests
The lack of spending cap on requests aimed at fighting COVID-19 suggest the heavily indebted nation will ramp up efforts to revive the virus-hit economy.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2020
Trial over bureaucrat’s suicide in Moritomo Gakuen scandal starts
Masako Akagi alleges her husband killed himself after being ordered to alter documents related to favoritism allegations against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 14, 2020
Finance Ministry names new top bureaucrat and currency diplomat
The Finance Ministry reshuffled its top brass Tuesday, with Budget Bureau chief Mitsuru Ota promoted to the highest-ranking bureaucrat and International Bureau head Kenji Okamura to the currency diplomat.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 7, 2020
Kenji Okamura to become Japan's top currency diplomat
The government plans to name Kenji Okamura, director general of the International Bureau of the Finance Ministry, as Japan's top currency diplomat, sources familiar with the change said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 1, 2020
Japan's corporate profits log biggest fall since 2009 as pandemic takes toll
In the nonmanufacturing sector, the service sector such as accommodation led the decline as people refrained from nonessential outings amid the virus spread.
BUSINESS
May 26, 2020
Japan still world's top creditor at end of 2019
Japan remained the world's largest creditor at the end of 2019, with the net balance of external assets held by its government, companies and individual investors hitting a record ¥364.53 trillion ($3.40 trillion), the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.
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BUSINESS / Economy
May 22, 2020
Japan finance and BOJ chiefs vow in rare meeting to use all tools to combat virus fallout
The pair vowed to deploy all necessary fiscal and monetary policy tools to combat the widening fallout from the pandemic.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 27, 2020
Japan's regional economies face 'extremely severe situation,' Finance Ministry warns
The sharp drop in both consumer activity at home and demand for Japanese products overseas is being felt in all corners of the nation.
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JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Apr 2, 2020
With suicide note and lawsuit, Moritomo scandal back to haunt Abe
With the publication of a suicide note by a former Finance Ministry official and subsequent lawsuit by his widow, the Moritomo Gakuen scandal has returned to haunt Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. But with Abe saying the issue has been settled and Japan finding itself in the midst of the coronavirus crisis,...

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