More Japan businesses go bust as yen tumbles

2015-01-08 11:00

Corporate bankruptcies caused by the fall in the value of the Japanese yen increased 2.7 times in 2014 from the previous year to 345, according to a media report.

Yen plunges after Japan conservative win

2012-12-17 08:45

The yen plunged in Asian currency markets after Japan's conservative opposition swept to victory in national polls.

Japan's next PM piles pressure on BOJ

2012-12-17 02:19

Japan's next prime minister, Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a landslide election victory, has piled pressure on the central bank as it prepares for a policy meeting.

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts eastern Japan

2012-03-14 17:06

An earthquake has struck eastern Japan, but there was no tsunami warning and no initial reports of damage.

Japan forecasts 2.2% growth next year

2011-12-22 08:41

Japan sees real GDP at 2.2% as housing investment picks up after a devastating earthquake and as subsides spur consumption and capital expenditure.

China outpaces Japan, US on patent filings

2011-12-21 08:14

China became the world's top patent filer in 2011 as it steps up innovation, a research report shows.

Japan's quake hits economy 'severely'

2011-04-08 12:14

Japan says its economy is in a severe condition afer last month's earthquake and there is no quick recovery in sight.

Surprise as Japan economy shrinks

2011-03-10 11:13

Japan's economy contracted by more than first thought in the fourth quarter of 2010 due to weaker-than-expected business investment and private consumption, data shows.

S&P downgrades Japan's credit rating

2011-01-27 11:54

Standard & Poor's has lowered Japan's long-term sovereign credit rating to AA minus from AA, saying it expected the country's fiscal deficits to stay high in coming years.


Japan migrant plan under fire

2014-11-20 11:23

Japan is desperately short of taxpayers to fund pensions and healthcare for its growing grey population, but it is almost constitutionally allergic to immigration.

Markets cheer Japan conservatives' win

2012-12-17 08:30

Investors cheered after Japan's conservatives swept back to power in national elections, with promises of a fix for the economy.

Concerns over Japan's economy

2012-12-10 11:39

Japan confirmed that the world's third-largest economy shrank in the three months to September, stoking fears the country is slipping into a recession.

US wins Japan support for Iran sanctions

2012-01-12 16:44

Japan is backing tough US sanctions against Iran over a nuclear programme the West suspects is geared to developing atomic bombs.

Fukushima decommissioning to take 30-40 years

2011-12-21 09:56

The Japanese government says it aims to decommission the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant over 30-40 years.

Japan prepares for financial, border crises

2011-12-19 08:17

Japan is getting ready for the unexpected, including financial or border issues after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, says a government spokesperson.

Japan quake to knock economy: KPMG

2011-03-11 13:45

A KPMG economist says Friday's massive quake has echoes of a previous one in 1995 which eroded Japan's economic growth.

Japan downgrade rattles currency markets

2011-01-28 09:41

Japan's currency has been pummelled after credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Tokyo's public debt for the first time since 2002.

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