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In shift, economists now split over BOJ's next move - Reuters poll

12:33am EDT

TOKYO In a shift reflecting growing concerns about Japan's economy, economists are now split over whether the central bank will next unwind - or further loosen - its ultra-easy monetary policy.

From sushi robots to farm drones: Japan Inc. innovation thwarts BOJ's efforts

Jun 17 2019

TOKYO Bakeries in Japan deploy cash registers that ring up pastries by reading their shape and colour, construction robots scurry to lay out the next day's building materials in the dead of night and machines churn out sushi rice balls.

From sushi robots to farm drones: Japan Inc. innovation thwarts BOJ's efforts

Jun 17 2019

Bakeries in Japan deploy cash registers that ring up pastries by reading their shape and color, construction robots scurry to lay out the next day's building materials in the dead of night and machines churn out sushi rice balls.

From sushi robots to farm drones: Japan Inc. innovation thwarts BOJ's efforts

Jun 17 2019

TOKYO Bakeries in Japan deploy cash registers that ring up pastries by reading their shape and color, construction robots scurry to lay out the next day's building materials in the dead of night and machines churn out sushi rice balls.

From sushi robots to farm drones: Japan Inc. innovation thwarts BOJ's efforts

Jun 17 2019

TOKYO, June 17 (Reuters) - PASTRY SCANNER: A worker at the Andersen bakery outlet at Ueno station in Tokyo uses a checkout scanner to calculate the price of pastries. REUTERS/Kaori Kaneko

From sushi robots to farm drones: Japan Inc. innovation thwarts BOJ's efforts

Jun 17 2019

TOKYO, June 17 (Reuters) - PASTRY SCANNER: A worker at the Andersen bakery outlet at Ueno station in Tokyo uses a checkout scanner to calculate the price of pastries. REUTERS/Kaori Kaneko

Japan's May exports seen falling for sixth month as trade war escalates: Reuters poll

Jun 14 2019

TOKYO Japan's exports likely fell at a faster pace in May, down for the sixth straight month, as the U.S.-China trade war takes a toll on the economy, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

Japan, U.S. deepened understanding over positions on trade - Motegi

Jun 14 2019

WASHINGTON/TOKYO Japan and the United States deepened their understanding over each other's position on trade, Japan's economy minister said after meeting his U.S. counterpart on Thursday, adding the two will likely meet again ahead of a G20 summit later this month.

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei, Rouhani this week

Jun 11 2019

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit to Tehran this week, in a bid to ease tension between Washington and Iran that experts called a bold move for a Japanese leader. | Video

Japan's first-quarter GDP grows at faster pace, but trade war blunts outlook

Jun 10 2019

TOKYO Japan's economy grew slightly faster than initially estimated in the first quarter, thanks to stronger capital spending, but analysts say global trade tensions remain a drag on growth and raise risks to the outlook for the export-reliant nation.

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