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TOKYO Japan's export growth slowed in September for the first time in three months, official data on Thursday showed, in a sign overseas demand for goods from the world's third-largest economy may be taking a breather.
TOKYO/HAKODATE Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai on Wednesday dismissed the need for additional monetary easing, saying the central bank should not take unnecessary steps to accelerate the timing of its 2 percent inflation target.
TOKYO Japanese wholesale prices rose in September at the fastest annual pace in almost nine years due to rising prices for gasoline, metals, and agricultural products, but the gains won't necessarily boost the country's notoriously weak inflation.
TOKYO The Bank of Japan raised its assessment of four of the country's regional economies due to strong exports, consumer spending and construction, an encouraging sign that the broader economy can continue to grow at a healthy pace.
TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he would meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 for the second round of an economic dialogue between the two countries.
TOKYO The benefits of raising Japan's sales tax again outweigh the negatives, even if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe diverts some of the additional revenue to education and welfare, an official at ratings agency Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday.
TOKYO Japanese companies' inflation expectations eased slightly in September from three months ago in a worrying sign the economy continues to struggle with a deflationary mindset.
TOKYO Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has omitted the deadline by which it aims to return to a primary budget surplus from its campaign platform, according to a copy obtained by Reuters.
TOKYO Japan's core inflation accelerated in August, industrial output rose more than expected and demand for labor remained at its strongest in over 40 years in a further sign of solid momentum in the world's third-largest economy. | Video
TOKYO Bank of Japan policymakers said they should stick with their current policy framework and had reason to be optimistic about consumer prices because measures of inflation expectations have stopped falling, minutes of the central bank's July 19-20 meeting showed on Tuesday.