Tag - gold



Gold ornaments on display for sale at a Chow Tai Fook jewellery store in Shanghai.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 11, 2023
Young Chinese spurn traditional investments in favor of gold
The trend underscores uncertainty about growth prospects in the world's second-largest economy, which has not recovered from COVID-19 as fast as expected.
Gold has often been seen as the quintessential "anti-dollar” — a place to turn for those who distrust fiat currency.
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 25, 2023
Yields spike and gold shrugs. What’s driving bullion now?
As inflation-adjusted rates soared this year to the highest since the financial crisis, bullion has barely blinked.
Gold prices in Japan are hovering around a record high of ¥10,000 per gram — up around 18% since January.
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 12, 2023
Gold bugs in Japan reaping rewards as yen weakness persists
Domestic prices for the precious metal are now hovering around a record high of ¥10,000 per gram — up around 18% since January.
A camp of informal gold miners in Los Amigos, in the Madre de Dios region, Peru. The Peruvian government estimates that illegal miners dump about 180 metric tons of mercury in Madre de Dios annually.
Aug 7, 2023
Gold mining in the Amazon poisoning scores of threatened species
Miners in southeast Peru use mercury to find gold — inadvertently contaminating hundreds of species native to the area.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2023
Canada probes Nike and Dynasty Gold over alleged use of forced labor in China
The investigations were launched after an initial assessment of complaints about the overseas operations of 13 Canadian companies filed by a coalition of 28 civil society organizations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 20, 2023
Gold prices at record highs near ¥10,000 per gram
Gold, regarded as a safe-haven asset in times of emergencies and inflation, has been increasingly attracting demand.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2023
Women's world champion Ami Yuasa second at Gold World Series
Japan"s men"s national champion, Shigeyuki Nakarai, came in third at the event after finishing second at the recent world championships.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2023
Gold bars worth over ¥500 million donated to quake-hit village
The municipal government of Tanohata in Iwate Prefecture said it was considering using the proceeds from the sale of the 120 bars for child-rearing support and rebuilding the village office.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2022
Japan and three other G7 powers impose gold export ban on Russia
The four countries are implementing the ban in a new bid to stop oligarchs from buying the precious metal to avoid the impact of sanctions against Moscow.
Japan Times
May 1, 2022
How a sanctioned Russian company gained access to Sudan’s gold
The Wagner Groupu2019s secretive and expanding business dealings in Africa show the limitations of Western nations' attempts to censure it and other Russian firms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 22, 2022
Oil and gold advance as Putin orders forces to regions of Ukraine
Rising demand and shrinking global inventories of crude and petroleum products have added to the rally.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2022
How China’s 'COVID zero' policy is giving a polish to gold
Gold has mostly traded sideways since the start of the year, and the usual negative correlation between higher U.S. Treasury yields and lower gold prices u2014 and vice versa u2014 has disappeared.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2021
Dubai can’t shake off the stain of smuggled African gold
The U.N. has found a discrepancy of at least $4 billion between the United Arab Emiratesu2019 declared gold imports from Africa and what African countries say they exported to the UAE.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2021
Saitama Gold Theater players take their final bow after 15 years
The theater troupe, founded in 2006 by Yukio Ninagawa with a cast of actors aged 55 and over, will bid farewell with Shogo Otau2019s nonverbal 1981 masterpiece, u201cMizu no Eki.u201d
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2020
Trudeau shuts out China again by rejecting Arctic gold deal
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government rejected a plan by China’s Shandong Gold Mining Co. to acquire a gold miner that operates in the Canadian Arctic, potentially inflaming a diplomatic feud.
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2020
Gold is a hedge against bad government decisions
The job of the government and the central bank are simply to create the conditions necessary for people to prosper. They are not doing a very good job at it, judging by the price of gold.
Feb 22, 2020
India says it has discovered gold fields in north which could yield over 3,000 tons of ore
India, the world's second-biggest gold consumer, has discovered gold fields with reserves of over 3,000 tons in its most populous northern state, a government official said on Saturday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 21, 2020
Evan Lysacek revels in power of sports to connect people
Evan Lysacek glided across the ice so effortlessly you could forget he was doing it on a bum ankle.
Japan Times
Feb 15, 2020
Nao Hirano: A Japanese pillar of the Queensland community
Determined to give back to Australia's Gold Coast community, Nao Hirano's acheivements rank high u2014 from senior police liaison officer to founder of Japan Community of Queensland Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 27, 2020
Stocks tumble with oil; yen climbs with Treasuries as fears over coronavirus deepen
Stocks and crude oil prices tumbled, and havens including the yen, gold and Treasuries jumped, as fears deepened about the rising impact of the deadly coronavirus.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves