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Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 18, 2020
Suicide note reignites Moritomo scandal that rocked Abe administration
The wife of a former Finance Ministry official who killed himself filed a lawsuit against the ministry and the former chief of its financial bureau, seeking damages of u00a5110 million.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 22, 2020
Japan's financial and monetary authorities taking hard look at minting digital currencies
The Finance Ministry, Financial Services Agency and Bank of Japan have met to promote research on digital currencies for possible issue by central banks, it has been learned.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2020
Japanese customs authorities seized record amount of illegal drugs in 2019
The amount of illegal drugs seized by customs authorities hit a record in 2019 and topped 3 tons for the first time, government data showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 10, 2020
Japan 2019 current account surplus up, services see first black ink
The current account surplus in 2019 grew 4.4 percent to ¥20.06 trillion ($183 billion) from the previous year, helped by the first-ever black ink in services trade on increased consumption by foreign tourists, government data showed Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2020
Three Japanese ministries and the patent office to test ways to cut number of plastic bags at convenience stores
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday that it will launch a trial next week at convenience stores at three government ministries and an agency to test ways to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 23, 2020
Japan logs trade deficit for second year amid weak demand from China
Across Asia, Japan netted a surplus of u00a53.93 trillion, but its black ink shrank for a second year.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 20, 2020
In Diet, Finance Minister Taro Aso vows sustainable growth for Japan, led by private sector
In a separate speech, Yasutoshi Nishimura, minister for economic and fiscal policy, stressed the importance of fostering talent that will further innovation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 17, 2020
Japan former top currency diplomat Asakawa takes office as ADB chief
Former Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masatsugu Asakawa took office Friday as president of the Asian Development Bank, the Manila-based organization said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Dec 21, 2019
'Too optimistic': Japan tax hike not enough to boost nation's finances
The nation's tax revenue is expected to end up lower than the record high figure estimated in the fiscal 2020 draft budget.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 18, 2019
Japan to earmark record ¥102 trillion for 2020 budget as social security and defense costs rise
The central government will distribute u00a516.6 trillion to local governments, up u00a5400 billion from the previous year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 10, 2019
Japan's initial fiscal 2020 budget to top ¥100 trillion again, hitting new record
Japan's initial budget for fiscal 2020 will hit a record high and top ¥100 trillion ($920 billion) for the second straight year due to swelling social security and defense costs, government sources said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 8, 2019
Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds
Finance Minister Taro Aso indicated a new openness to introducing 50-year government bonds, days after the country's central bank chief suggested such a move could be helpful.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 1, 2019
Japan Finance Ministry proposes raising out-of-pocket medical costs for those 75 and over
The Finance Ministry on Friday proposed cutting official medical service fees and raising the proportion of medical expenses paid by patients themselves, with the aim of improving the financial condition of the country's health insurance system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 3, 2019
Japan begins compiling fiscal 2020 budget
A subcommittee of the Fiscal System Council launched full-fledged discussions Thursday to compile the budget for fiscal 2020.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 9, 2019
Diplomatic row with South Korea starts to hurt Japan's current account surplus
Japan's surplus in spending by overseas travelers declined in July from a year earlier as the number of visitors from South Korea tumbled, a sign the souring bilateral relations are taking a toll on the world's third-largest economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 2, 2019
Corporate profits in Japan take 12% quarterly hit on U.S.-China trade war
Still, the u00a523.23 trillion tally for pretax profits was the second-highest on record, coming off a 10.3 percent jump in the January-March quarter.
BUSINESS
Aug 29, 2019
Japan budget requests for fiscal 2020 on way to record-high ¥105 trillion
General-account budget requests from government agencies and ministries for fiscal 2020 are expected to set a new record near ¥105 trillion, it has been learned.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2019
National treasures featured on Japan's 2020 Olympics commemorative coin
Works depicting the famous gods of wind and thunder have been selected as new designs for commemorative ¥500 coins to be made to celebrate the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Finance Ministry announced Monday.
BUSINESS
Jul 18, 2019
Japan logs goods trade deficit of ¥888.8 billion in first half of 2019
Japan logged a goods trade deficit of ¥888.8 billion ($8.2 billion) in the first half of 2019, weighed down by sluggish exports to other Asian countries amid intensifying trade tensions between the United States and China, government data showed Thursday.
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2019
Japan's tax revenue hit record ¥60.36 trillion in fiscal 2018
Tax revenue hit a record ¥60.36 trillion in fiscal 2018 on the back of higher wages and dividend payments, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.

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