Japan's factory output unexpectedly fell in January for the first time in six months, indicating the country's recovery remains fragile.
The government has launched the "Premium Friday" campaign encouraging firms to let workers out a few hours early on the last Friday of each month.
Japan's economy continues to grow thanks to exports, but spending by consumers is weak and there are fears about US protectionist policies.
The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.
The market for renewable energy is experiencing a real surge in Japan and should continue to develop. What opportunities are there for European
The 'augmented reality' game Pokemon Go - having become a global phenomenon in just days - is set to make big money but is also creating controversy.
The Bank of Japan held back from offering any further economic stimulus, despite weak inflation and poor global growth.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has confirmed he will delay a scheduled sales tax increase by two-and-a-half years from April 2017 to 2019.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay an increase in the country's sales tax by two and a half years to avoid the economy faltering more.
Japanese consumer prices fell for the second month running in April dealing a further blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's anti-deflation efforts.
Japan's economy unexpectedly picked up in the first three months of 2016 with annualised growth of 1.7 percent but that was partly due to a boost to consumption as this is a leap year.
Japan's Takata is going to recall and fix between 35 and 40 million additional airbag inflators in the United States.
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In this Japan Special, Focus show host Serge Rombi examined how and why the world’s third largest economy continues to attract investors and
Why does the district of Marunouchi attract big multinationals as well as entrepreneurs from around the world? Target went there to take a closer look.
Japan's economy contracted less than initially estimated in the final quarter of 2015 but private consumption remained weak, underscoring the challenges facing government attempts to restore growth
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The Bank of Japan tries to overcome deflation and stimulate the economy by forcing banks to pay interest on money they have on deposit with the central bank.
The Bank of Japan has tinkered with the country’s massive stimulus programme to try to counter the impact of the US Federal Reserve’s move tightening
The Japanese economy shrank by 0.2 percent between July-September, Japanese government data showed last Monday. Several reports have suggested
The Bank of Japan has decided not to expand its massive stimulus programme for the time being – even though it acknowledges its inflation target may
The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.
Household spending rose in Japan in August for the first time in three months. The rise of 2.9 percent year-on-year was higher than estimated and
Japan has fallen back into deflation for the first time in two and a half years. It’s being seen as a setback to efforts to stimulate the economy. It
Japanese arbitrators have ruled in Suzuki’s favour and ordered German carmaker Volkswagon to sell its 19.9% stake in the company. Suzuki’s shares
Consumer spending in Japan unexpectedly fell in July, threatening the country’s gradual recovery. The development puts more pressure on policymakers
Government data has revealed inflation in Japan rose for the first time in almost a year in March. The figures show a 0.2 percent growth in the core
Fitch Ratings have downgraded Japan’s credit rating by one notch to A, which is five notches below the top AAA rating. The move comes after the
Japan has launched a new bullet train service linking Tokyo with Kanazawa.