Kuroda effect seen as homebuyers choose fixed-rate mortgages

Oct 22, 2015

Kuroda effect seen as homebuyers choose fixed-rate mortgages

Homebuyers are starting to bet that the unprecedented monetary easing of Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda will cause interest rates to rise, even as inflation stagnates well below the official 2 percent inflation target. Sixty-one percent of new home loans had a fixed interest ...

Nov 27, 2011

Warm Biz warming up

With the relatively successful Super Cool Biz campaign over for the autumn, the next drive for saving energy is already under way. Warm Biz is the latest campaign to save energy after the March disasters in Tohoku left dozens of nuclear reactors offline and ...

Apr 18, 2011

Child organ transplants

For the first time in Japan's medical history, organs from a person under 15 were transplanted to other people on April 13-14. Such transplants became possible after the revised Organ Transplant Law went into force in July 2010. Under the original law, which went into ...