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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 23, 2023
BOJ faces monetary policy challenges amid an inflationary environment
The BOJ with its monetary policies must navigate various structural issues, including population decline, aging and geopolitical tensions to achieve its desired price stability.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 23, 2023
Markets skeptical whether BOJ will change ultraloose policy
After decades fighting deflation, the BOJ wants robust wage growth and a stable inflation rate of 2%, fearing that tightening monetary policy too soon could backfire.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 23, 2023
Stabbing at Osaka train station leaves three injured
A train conductor in his 20s and two other men, one in his 20s and another in his 70s, had been taken to a hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 22, 2023
Japan to see price hikes on 35,000 food and drink items by end of 2023
The total, including the hikes in coming months, already eclipses the 2022 total of 25,768 items, Teikoku Databank Ltd. said in its report in mid-July.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2023
Japan's top financial diplomat signals chance of BOJ policy tweaks
In rare remarks on monetary policy, Masato Kanda said he expects the Bank of Japan to make a judgment on policy by analyzing the conditions and outlook for prices at every review.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2023
Tokyo prosecutor suspected of offering to nix man's indictment to build case against Kawai
The prosecutor is suspected of convincing the man to admit the money he received was for vote-buying purposes, sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2023
Three girls dead after drowning in Fukuoka river
According to a local police station, the three sixth-grade girls were found at a depth of 3 meters. They were confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital unconscious.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2023
Tokyo's new condo prices surge 60% to a record in first half of year
The average price of a new apartment in central Tokyo jumped 60% to ¥129.6 million ($930,000) in the January to June period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2023
Japan's price growth accelerates ahead of BOJ inflation update
Prices excluding those for fresh food gained 3.3% from a year ago, accelerating a little from the rise in May as energy prices were less of a drag on inflation.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 19, 2023
'The Boy and the Heron' sets new high for Ghibli film in first four days
According to the film’s distributor, Toho, “The Boy and the Heron” grossed over ¥2.14 billion in the first four days following its release.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 19, 2023
Tokyo traders await June inflation data ahead of BOJ policy meeting
Consumer prices excluding fresh food and energy costs have seen price gains hovering close to a high of more than four decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 19, 2023
Japan's retailers see earnings windfall as consumers tolerate inflation
Profits and rising share prices in the sector, undiminished by customer hesitancy, are adding to speculation the Bank of Japan may upgrade its inflation forecast next week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2023
Tokyo 'Joker' train attacker says he was inspired by similar case
Kyota Hattori, during his trial at the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court, admitted to stabbing a man and starting a fire onboard the train.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 18, 2023
Carlos Ghosn vows to fight allegations but won't return to Japan
“Nissan will have to pay for what they did to me and my family,” Ghosn said Tuesday, speaking via video link during a news conference in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2023
Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke charged again over suspected family suicide pact
Ennosuke is alleged to have helped his father take his own life in mid-May, police said, following an earlier arrest on suspicion of aiding in his mother's suicide in the same incident.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 18, 2023
Kyoto Animation holds memorial event four years after arson attack
There were 70 workers inside the company's No. 1 Studio when the attack occurred; of them, 36 were killed and 32 others suffered injuries of various degrees.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 18, 2023
An $880 billion fund is shorting key Japanese bonds in BOJ bet
An $880 billion fund is betting it’s only a matter of time before the Bank of Japan tightens monetary policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Longform
Jul 17, 2023
After last train in Tokyo, a second city comes to life
Partying tourists, a busy fish market and and global businesses all play a part in a world most of us sleep through.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 16, 2023
Japan finance minister says 'no discussion' of exchange rates at G7
The BOJ's easy monetary policy has been a key driver of the yen's weakness, as it contrasts with tightening in the United States, Europe and most other developed economies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2023
Japan police to launch new unit for tackling scams that target the elderly
The envisioned unit is expected to have more members and a larger role than an existing team that was established in 2005 to tackle so-called special fraud cases.

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