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Takaya Yamaguchi

Japan MOF to seek $275 billion for debt servicing for FY2022/23 - draft

Aug 25 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's Ministry of Finance is set to seek about $275 billion in debt servicing for the fiscal year from next April, up for a fourth consecutive year on a budget-request basis, a ministry draft reviewed by Reuters showed.

Olympic host Tokyo's daily coronavirus cases hit new record

Jul 28 2021

TOKYO The Olympic host city Tokyo registered a record 3,177 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, authorities announced, as rising infections put pressure on hospitals.

Exclusive: Japan beefs up diplomatic efforts on regulating digital currency - sources

Jul 16 2021

TOKYO Japan is beefing up its diplomatic efforts to regulate digital currencies globally, three officials told Reuters, a sign of the government's growing alarm that a proliferation of new forms of private money could upend the financial system.

Japan rakes in record sales tax revenue despite pandemic

Jul 01 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's sales tax revenue in the last fiscal year topped 20 trillion yen ($180 billion) for the first time since the levy was introduced more than three decades ago, an internal government document obtained by Reuters showed.

Japan tax revenues likely reached record high in FY2020/21 - sources

Jun 29 2021

TOKYO Japan's tax revenues likely exceeded 60 trillion yen ($540 billion) to a record high in the year that ended in March despite the blow to the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, two government sources told Reuters.

Japan policy veteran Kanda to be appointed as FX tsar -sources

Jun 29 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan is likely to appoint international policy veteran Masato Kanda as its top currency official representing the country at Group of Seven (G7) and broader G20 meetings, four government sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Japan to replace bond advisory panel with new one as COVID complicates debt woes

Jun 24 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan will abolish on Thursday a nearly two-decade-old panel consisting of academics and corporate executives that has offered long-term proposals on fixing the country's worsening finances, two government officials told Reuters.

Japan vows 'safe and secure' Olympics in economic blueprint - draft

Jun 16 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's government will include a pledge to achieve a "safe and secure" Tokyo Olympic Games in its economic blueprint due out on Friday, according to a final draft seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Japan to pledge fiscal reform in economic blueprint - draft

Jun 07 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan will highlight the need for fiscal reform even as it keeps up stimulus to combat the blow to its economy from the coronavirus pandemic, a draft of its economic and fiscal blueprint reviewed by Reuters showed.

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