Japan economy

Saudi crown prince seeks soft power in game hub Japan

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Japan next week, where he will hold talks on energy while hunting more opportunities in gaming as he seeks to improve Saudi Arabia's image

Japan economy suffers worse-than-expected contraction of 0.5%

Gross domestic product in the world's number four economy shrank by 0.5 percent against market expectations of a drop of only 0.3 percent

IMF endorses Japan's commitment to flexible yen

IMF said Japan's commitment to allow the yen to move flexibly will help the central bank focus on achieving price stability

IMF Projects Japan’s GDP to fall to world’s 5th after India in 2025

Japan’s nominal GDP will be overtaken by India’s and slip from number 4 in the world to number 5 next year, according to projections by IMF

Struggling Japan narrowly avoids technical recession

Gross domestic product inched up 0.1 percent between October and December from the previous three months

Analysis / Japan’s growth stunted by lack of investment; economy may fall behind India in 2026

Japan has failed to invest in growth, and now the country’s nominal GDP has been overtaken by Germany

Analysis / Japan loses a big title, and perhaps its way

Japan ceded the title of world's third largest economy to Germany after unexpectedly slipping into a recession

Germany overtakes Japan as third-biggest economy

Japan slipped below Germany to fourth place, with India projected to leapfrog both later this decade

Inflation in Japan's capital keeps slowing, takes pressure off BOJ

Tokyo is seeing success against inflation as it continues to decline

January 6, 2024
January 6, 2024

Japanese firms rush to resume production as earthquake disrupts local economy

Japanese firms are showing their resilience by resuming production four days after a devastating earthquake

August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017

Tech-savvy Japan now a laggard in E-payments

Japan, a pioneer in mobile “e-wallet” payments in 2004, has, ironically, since become a serious laggard on this front. Less than 20 percent of the payments are cashless, in the country.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Japanese economy minister Akira Amari quits over bribery claims

Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari says he is resigning amid corruption allegations. But he denies personally receiving bribes from a construction company, as had been alleged by a Japanese magazine.

October 26, 2015
October 26, 2015

Toyota overtakes VW to regain lead in vehicle sales

Toyota returns to the top slot in global vehicle sales after releasing figures for the first nine months of the year.

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

Japan security debate marred by scuffles in upper house

Scuffles break out in Japan's upper house ahead of a vote on a controversial move by the government to expand the role of the armed forces.

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