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A victim of its own actions, yields on Japanese debt have been pinned near zero ever since the Bank of Japan embarked on its aggressive bond buying program. Europe isn’t much of an option too, as yields turned negative this year on the region’s own quantitative easing.
On Saturday, the People's Bank of China announced that it will cut the benchmark deposit and loan interest rates by 25 basis points starting 1st March. That would put the one-year deposit rate at 2.5 percent and the one-year lending rate at 5.35 percent.
Eurozone finance ministers agreed to extend Greece’s bailout deal for another four months, provided it came up with a list of reforms by this week. Under the deal, Greece will still live under the EU/IMF bailout which Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras had pledged to scrap.
U.S. non-farm payrolls increased by 257,000 in January, capping a total gain of 1 million workers since November, the strongest three-month increase in 17 years.
It almost seems like there is a group controlling the Narita Airport governing body that has gone to significant lengths to build an abomination called Terminal 3, as a means of undermining the LCCs.
Today we want to cover another superfood -- natto. WebMD says that a number of the active ingredients in Natto, including Nattokinase and Vitamin K2, help to control cardiovascular diseases.
Over the last three years we have been bringing mostly young people in their 20's to Japan for 4-6 weeks, and assigning them to write stories on their experiences all over the country.
One of the most frustrating things for tourists coming to Japan is how to get their cell phone working. A new law restricts members of the public from buying pre-paid phones without proper person identification.
Since Japan is never going to be free of danger from natural disasters, how can we get tourists to embrace the opportunity to "experience" nature, rather than be scared by it?