Bank of Japan
December 09, 2014
Japanese fast-food company Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Dec. 9 it would raise the price of its signature beef bowl dish--long a symbol of the deflationary economy--for the first ...
December 02, 2014
Moody’s Investors Service Inc.’s downgrading of Japan’s credit rating underscores the growing difficulty of simultaneously achieving the goals of Abenomics, particularly...
November 28, 2014
Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest...
November 01, 2014
The “Abenomics” policies that the Abe administration brought in to turn the economy around have reached a critical point.
November 01, 2014
In a surprise move on Oct. 31, the Bank of Japan opened up the monetary taps further to shore up the sagging economy.
October 31, 2014
Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move on Oct. 31 to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.
October 31, 2014
Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up.
October 02, 2014
Japan seems to be split between people and companies that are feeling the benefits of a weaker yen and those who aren’t. That is the reality of the nation’s economy and...
September 30, 2014
Forty-six "nishiki-e" woodblock prints displaying scenes from 19th-century Japan stored at the Bank of Japan's Currency Museum are being shown for the first time overseas.
July 01, 2014
The domestic economy is slowing following a sales tax hike but not as badly as some economists feared, according to two business surveys released on July 1.
June 24, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a package of measures on June 24 aimed to boost Japan's long-term economic growth, from phased-in corporate tax cuts to a bigger role for...
June 19, 2014
The Bank of Japan has become the biggest holder of the country's sovereign debt for the first time.
May 27, 2014
The Bank of Japan has begun shifting its focus from supporting growth to ways of phasing out its massive stimulus, taking first tentative steps towards a potentially momentous...
April 30, 2014
Japan's central bank kept its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged in a policy meeting on April 30, despite data suggesting the economic recovery is weaker than expected.
March 15, 2014
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda expects the higher consumption tax rate to have little effect on the economy, but he warns against the Abe administration’s proposal to ...
February 18, 2014
With a view to strengthening the foundations for economic growth, the Bank of Japan said Feb. 18 that it will extend and expand measures to stimulate bank lending.
February 16, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is determined to cut Japan's corporate tax rate, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, a step experts say could boost the global...
December 31, 2013
Over the past year, the Japanese economy has been driven by “Abenomics,” or Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reflationary economic policy mix.
December 16, 2013
Business confidence at major manufacturers rose to a six-year high, according to a quarterly central bank survey released on Dec. 16, amid optimism over Prime Minister Shinzo...
November 22, 2013
The Bank of Japan has opted to keep its ultra-loose monetary policy in place, saying the economy is on track for a “moderate recovery” despite slowing growth in the past...