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Foreign visitors help lift land prices at tourist spots in Japan

July 2, 2015 - 00:07
Land prices at tourist spots in Japan have risen markedly, against the backdrop of growing numbers of visitors from overseas, a government report showed Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo stocks rise on good Tankan results

July 1, 2015 - 10:57
Stock prices in Tokyo rose on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed better-than-expected results. (NHK)
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Japan's roadside land prices show smaller fall

July 1, 2015 - 10:47
Land prices in Japan for this year fell 0.4 pct on average from the previous year, dropping for the seventh straight year but at a slower pace than the previous year's 0.7 pct, the government said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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'Start early, leave early' campaign begins for central gov't workers

July 1, 2015 - 07:27
A two-month government campaign got under way on Wednesday prompting central government employees to begin work early and leave on time. (Kyodo)
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Japanese business mood improves despite gloomy data, BOJ survey shows

July 1, 2015 - 07:17
The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling. (Asahi)
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Japan's debt expected to reach 1,035 trillion yen

July 1, 2015 - 00:07
Japan's debts are expected to reach about 1,035 trillion yen, or nearly 8.5 trillion dollars, at the end of next March. (NHK)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.63%

June 30, 2015 - 10:26
Tokyo stocks have gained 0.63 per cent, rebounding after sharp losses in the previous session as investors brace for an expected Greek default later in the day. (
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Salarymen's allowances lowest in three decades as living costs rise

June 29, 2015 - 23:50
Salarymen's allowances have fallen to their lowest level in 33 years even as the cost of lunch has surged, showing the pinch felt by workers that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on to drive a recovery in the economy. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo stocks dive as Greek debt talks collapse, default looms

June 29, 2015 - 09:49
Tokyo stocks plummeted on Monday, with the Nikkei index seeing its biggest points drop this year, as a Greek debt default looked likely this week following the collapse of eleventh-hour talks over the weekend. (Kyodo)
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Japan May industrial output down 2.2 pct

June 29, 2015 - 04:12
Japan's industrial production in May fell 2.2 pct from the previous month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Monday. (Jiji Press)
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Household spending posts 1st rise in over a year

June 26, 2015 - 09:55
Japan's household spending in May posted its first increase in one year and 2 months. (NHK)
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Tokyo stocks drop on position-adjustment selling

June 26, 2015 - 09:37
Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, driven down by position-adjustment selling and profit-taking prior to the weekend and the end of the month. (Japan Times)
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Japan, U.S. arranging to resume TPP talks next week

June 24, 2015 - 22:25
Japan and the United States are arranging to resume bilateral talks for a Pacific free trade agreement as early as next week, negotiation sources said Wednesday, as the two countries and 10 other members of the initiative now hope to conclude a deal in July. (Kyodo)
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Nikkei ends at 18-yr high as Greek deal hopes boost sentiment

June 24, 2015 - 07:54
The Nikkei index closed at an 18-year, six-month high Wednesday amid improved investor sentiment drawing from perceptions that Greece is likely to seal a deal with its creditors to avert a default and an exit from the eurozone. (Kyodo)
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Nikkei closes at 15-yr high amid hopes for Greek debt deal

June 23, 2015 - 12:59
The Nikkei index closed at a 15-year high on Tuesday as Greece looked closer to reaching a deal on its debt to avert default, boosting investor sentiment and allowing buying underpinned by optimism about the Japanese economy to take hold. (Kyodo)
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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.26%

June 22, 2015 - 10:30
Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance, Banking and Fishery sectors led shares higher. (
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Reduced meetings not to erode policy timeliness: BOJ Kuroda

June 19, 2015 - 23:09
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressed Friday that the central bank's decision to reduce the frequency of its monetary policy meetings will not lead to any delay in the implementation of necessary policy actions. (Jiji Press)
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Nikkei rebounds on higher overseas markets

June 19, 2015 - 11:32
Stocks rebounded on Friday, with investor sentiment supported by higher overseas markets. (Japan Times)
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Foreign ownership of Japanese stock hits record for third year

June 19, 2015 - 00:00
Foreign ownership of Japanese stocks hit a fresh high for the third straight year in fiscal 2014, largely because of expectations for strong corporate performance and solid returns. (Nikkei)
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Real wages in Japan revised down to 0.1 pct fall in April

June 18, 2015 - 23:33
Wages earned by workers in Japan in April fell 0.1 pct from a year before in price-adjusted real terms, a downward revision from a 0.1 pct increase announced earlier this month, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
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