Bank of Japan
February 05, 2016
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda refused on Feb. 4 to rule out a possibility that negative interest rates are applied to individuals' deposits, but added that it is not...
February 05, 2016
A Japanese economic plan has prompted Jose Canseco to jump into a whole new field--financial advice.
January 30, 2016
The Bank of Japan for the first time has decided to introduce a “negative interest rate policy,” a radical approach to monetary expansion.
January 16, 2016
The Japanese stock market has been in serious turmoil since the start of the year. The benchmark Nikkei stock average fell in all of the first six days of trading. Postwar...
December 24, 2015
The Bank of Japan decided Dec. 18 to take a new measure to supplement its “different dimension” monetary expansion program.
December 18, 2015
The Bank of Japan tweaked its lavish stimulus program on Dec. 18 to encourage more corporate investment.
December 14, 2015
A Japanese central bank survey shows sentiment among big manufacturers is steady, though companies in all sectors expect conditions to deteriorate in the coming months.
December 08, 2015
Government spending should focus on maintaining railway and other public transportation systems, not roads, to revive local economies and help Japan’s rapidly graying...
October 31, 2015
Japan's central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged on Oct. 30, but hinted it could expand its already expansive stimulus in the future to counter slowing exports and other ...
October 01, 2015
Sentiment among big manufacturers slipped in the most recent quarter, Japan's central bank said Oct. 1, underlying the shaky footing for the nation's economic growth.
August 29, 2015
The Currency Museum in Tokyo has splashed the cash on major changes to lure visitors who still don't have to pay a penny to get in.
August 18, 2015
Japan’s economy shrank during the three months from April through June, its first decline in three quarters. The nation’s real gross domestic product--the value of total...
July 01, 2015
The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling.
June 30, 2015
Japan is submerged in debt. As of March, the government was in hock for 1.053 quadrillion yen, twice as much as the nation’s gross domestic product.
May 23, 2015
The Bank of Japan offered a slightly more upbeat view of the economy on May 22 and its governor shrugged off the need for more monetary stimulus, dismissing market concerns...
May 02, 2015
The Bank of Japan has failed to strike the inflation target it set two years ago for its policy efforts to enable the Japanese economy to shake off the grip of deflation.
May 01, 2015
The Bank of Japan has pushed back the target date for achieving its 2-percent inflation goal by about one year because of a slower-than-expected recovery in consumer spending.
April 05, 2015
KUSATSU, Shiga Prefecture--Hirotoshi Ogura, a self-described "factory geek," is a master at Daikin Industries Ltd. of doing more with less--and part of the reason Japan's...
April 04, 2015
Two years have passed since the Bank of Japan, led by Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, introduced the “different dimension” monetary easing program that has pumped unprecedented...
April 01, 2015
Japanese businesses remain wary over the outlook for the world's No. 3 economy and generally plan to reduce capital investment, according to a central bank survey released on...