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Kaori Kaneko

Any Kioxia-Western Digital deal should ensure equal hubs in Japan, U.S. - senior lawmaker

Sep 17 2021

TOKYO Any merger of Japanese chipmaker Kioxia Holdings and U.S. rival Western Digital Corp should ensure critical operations are split equally between the two countries, a senior member of Japan's ruling party told Reuters.

UPDATE 2-Japan's household spending unexpectedly falls as firms cut bonuses

Aug 05 2021

* Weak spending, wages cast doubt on BOJ's rosy scenario (Adds analyst quotes)

Japan's output, job availability jump but COVID curbs to slow growth

Jul 29 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's factory output jumped in June and job availability rose to the highest level in nearly a year, data showed, a sign robust overseas demand was offsetting the drag to consumption from the coronavirus pandemic.

Senior Japanese lawmaker accuses Toshiba activists of short-termism

Jun 24 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -A senior member of Japan's ruling party on Thursday accused activist investors in Toshiba Corp of focusing only on short-term profits and called for better monitoring of such investors to protect economic security.

Academic close to Kuroda calls for 'flexible inflation target'

Jun 22 2021

TOKYO The Bank of Japan must make its inflation target more flexible so it can take into account not just price growth but also the output gap and job creation when deciding on monetary policy, an academic close to BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said.

Olympics: Most medical staff needed for Olympics secured - Games official

May 31 2021

TOKYO The organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have secured about 80% of the medical staff needed to stage the Games, a top Olympic official told Reuters on Monday, amid worries over infections and the slow rollout of vaccinations in the Japanese capital.

Japan's jobless rate rises, prices fall as pandemic pain persists

May 27 2021

TOKYO Japan's unemployment rate crept up and job availability slid in April, data showed on Friday, underscoring the pain the country's prolonged battle with COVID-19 is inflicting on the economy.

Japan's March factory output rebounds as car production jumps

Apr 29 2021

TOKYO Japan's industrial output posted a surprise increase in March, as a jump in car production helped keep an economic recovery from last year's deep coronavirus slump on track.

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