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MAEBASHI, Japan Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai said on Thursday excessive monetary easing could destabilize the economy and suggested the central bank could whittle down its massive stimulus programme if growth continues to strengthen.
TOKYO Japan will delay its time frame for a balanced budget by five years to 2025, government and ruling party proposals show, leaving premier Shinzo Abe room to open the fiscal spigot to ease the economic blow from a sales tax hike next year.
TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank will telegraph to markets how it plans to exit from ultra-easy policy when conditions for hitting its price goal become robust.
TOKYO The Bank of Japan on Monday won approval from influential members of the government's leading advisory panel for its decision to abandon the timeframe it had set for meeting its inflation target.
TOKYO Japan's core consumer price growth slowed in April for a second straight month, showing little of the inflationary momentum needed to reach the central bank's elusive 2 percent target.
TOKYO Japan is considering tariffs on U.S. exports worth $409 million in retaliation against steel and aluminum import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, media reported on Thursday. | Video
(This version of the May 15th story corrects paragraph 18 to say "change" (not "rescind"). This error also occurred in earlier stories in the series)
TOKYO Japan's economy contracted more than expected at the start of this year, suggesting growth has peaked after the best run of expansion in decades, unwelcome news for a government struggling to get traction for its reflationary policies. | Video
TOKYO As Haruhiko Kuroda walks away from his "shock and awe" stimulus in favor of incremental policy shifts, he is edging ever closer to the approach of his predecessor at the Bank of Japan, a man he once derided for being too cautious.
TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday signaled the possibility the central bank could raise its long-term interest rate target before inflation hits its elusive 2 percent target.