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  • Big gaps remain between U.S. and Japan in trade talks: ministers

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Big gaps remain between the United States and Japan after two days of top-level talks on a bilateral trade deal that is vital for a broader regional pact, negotiators on both sides said on Thursday. Japan and the United States are...
  • BOJ unruffled by Japan's weak machinery orders, quells stimulus hopes

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy took another knock as a gauge of business investment weakened, but the Bank of Japan remained unperturbed and is expected to release optimistic inflation projections as a swing voter on its board turned more confident...
  • Live at the Bank of Japan: Kuroda tweaks messaging but not policy

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's central bank governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, gave the yen its biggest boost in over seven months and sent Tokyo stocks tumbling with hawkish comments this week, but his aim was more to jolt market psychology than to signal a change in...
  • China fires shot across U.S. bow ahead of Obama's Asia trip

    BEIJING (Reuters) - In one of the many frank exchanges U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had in China this week, General Fan Changlong told him how one of his uncles died as a slave in a Japanese mine during World War Two. Fan, deputy head of China's...
  • Japan, U.S. make progress on trade; key differences remain

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese and U.S. trade negotiators made progress on Wednesday in trade talks meant to spur a broader Pacific trade pact and prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama, but they remain apart on key issues, both sides said. "I think...
  • Japan current account returns to surplus but outlook still weak

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's current account balance shifted to a surplus in February for the first time in five months but economists warn of a return to deficits as exports to emerging markets remain weak. The surplus stood at 612.7 billion yen ($5.94...
  • Nikkei falls to one-week low, SoftBank dives on selloff in U.S. tech stocks

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a one-week low on Monday morning after a slide on Wall Street overshadowed encouraging U.S. jobs data, and index heavyweight SoftBank Corp dived in the wake of a sell-off in U.S. tech names....
  • Japanese women and work: Holding back half the nation

    Women's lowly status in the Japanese workplace has barely improved in decades, and the country suffers as a result. Shinzo Abe would like to change that KAREN KAWABATA represents the best of Japan's intellectual capital. She has just graduated from...
  • Olympic inspectors give initial approval of 2020 Tokyo Games

    Concluding a three-day visit to Japan, Olympic inspectors expressed satisfaction Friday with early preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. The four-man contingent visited a number of existing and potential venues and held discussions with the host...
  • Japan's Kokusai Asset fund knocked from top spot by Fidelity

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A global bond fund of Japan's Kokusai Asset Management, which has reigned as the top mutual fund in the country for more than 12 years, was knocked from the position by Fidelity's U.S. high-yield fund as investors become more...
  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice. In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...