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Feb 24, 2021 10:29 AM

Japan's Aso says must keep issuing deficit-covering bonds until 2025

[TOKYO] Japan's current fiscal situation means the country will likely be forced to keep issuing deficit-covering...

Feb 23, 2021 10:56 AM

On his birthday, Japanese Emperor hopes for bright future amid pandemic

[TOKYO] Emperor Naruhito said he was anticipating a "bright future" as Japan began its coronavirus inoculation...

Feb 23, 2021 05:50 AM

Hiromi Yamaji appointed head of Tokyo Stock Exchange

OSAKA Exchange president Hiromi Yamaji will take the top post at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), filling the gap...

Feb 22, 2021 12:27 PM

Japan vaccine supplies to be limited, delaying shots for elderly

[TOKYO] Japan will only receive limited doses of Covid-19 vaccines for the first months of the rollout and shots for...

Feb 20, 2021 05:50 AM

Japan's consumer price decline slows, weak demand keeps outlook murky

JAPAN'S core consumer prices marked the sixth straight month of annual declines in January but the pace of falls...

Feb 19, 2021 07:03 AM

US and 'Quad' allies push democracy in Myanmar

[WASHINGTON] The United States on Thursday called jointly with Australia, India and Japan for strengthening...

Feb 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Last year's worst Nikkei stocks are now best performers

WHILE electric vehicles and cryptocurrencies still grab the headlines, the charge in Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock...

Feb 18, 2021 10:02 PM

New Tokyo 2020 head deeply regrets behaviour from seven years ago

[TOKYO] Seiko Hashimoto, just named head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, said on Thursday that she deeply...

Feb 18, 2021 01:27 PM

Bank of Japan's Kuroda tell Suga March review aimed at sustaining easy policy

[TOKYO] Japan's central bank governor said on Thursday he told the country's prime minister the bank would conduct a...

Feb 17, 2021 02:22 PM

Olympics torch relay plan stirs concern from Japanese official

[TOKYO] The governor of Japan's Shimane prefecture said on Wednesday the Olympic torch relay should be reconsidered...

Feb 17, 2021 11:16 AM

Japan's ruling party wants more women at meetings but only if they don't talk

[TOKYO] After a sexism row sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief's saying women talked too much at meetings, Japan's...