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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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Japan eyes closing tax loophole helping big companies with small capital

June 16, 2015 - 22:22
The Japanese government plans to revamp a taxation system designed to give a leg up to small and midsize companies as corporations with huge annual sales purposely keep their capital small to take advantage of the system. (Nikkei)
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Japanese shares end flat

June 15, 2015 - 09:55
Japanese share prices ended little changed in thin trade on Monday as worries over the deadlock between Greece and its creditors and caution ahead of the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee meeting discouraged buying. (
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Nikkei snaps 4-day losing streak on Wall St rally, Greek hopes

June 11, 2015 - 08:54
Japanese stocks rose on Thursday to snap a four-day losing streak and bouncing from three-week lows, taking heart from Wall Street's rally overnight and as Greece appeared to inch closer to reaching a cash-for-reform deal with its creditors. (Reuters)
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Falling yen could spark 'currency war'

June 10, 2015 - 23:05
From South Korea to Indonesia and India, monetary authorities are preparing to let their currencies weaken as a falling Japanese yen makes their economies uncompetitive, and drags them into what some policymakers are calling a "currency war." (The Japan News)
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Panel adopts outline of basic policy for reform

June 10, 2015 - 22:53
A government panel on Wednesday adopted the outline of basic policies for economic and fiscal management and reform, which sets a target of cutting the primary balance deficit to about 1 percent of gross domestic product by the end of fiscal 2018. (The Japan News)
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Nikkei extends losses into fourth day on yen's sudden revival

June 10, 2015 - 09:03
Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a three-week low on Wednesday and suffered its fourth consecutive losing session as the yen surged following comments from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. (economictimes)
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Japan April core machinery orders up 3.8 pct

June 10, 2015 - 09:01
Japan's seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in April rose 3.8 pct from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan Jan.-March GDP growth upgraded to annual 3.9%

June 8, 2015 - 06:19
Japan's economy grew at an annualized real 3.9 percent in the first quarter of 2015, a faster pace than initially estimated, adding to the view that it is on a recovery track after last year's consumption tax hike triggered a recession. (Kyodo)
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Japan posts 10th straight current-account surplus

June 8, 2015 - 01:15
Japan posted a surplus in its current account for the 10th consecutive month in April on the back of an improved trade balance and strong income from overseas investments. (
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Deal paves way for Diet to scrap legal cap on use of temporary workers

June 6, 2015 - 23:35
After failing twice, a state-sponsored bill to revise the worker dispatch law so companies can use temporary workers as long as they wish, looks set to pass the Diet now that an opposition party has agreed to put the controversial legislation to a vote, it was learned Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Japan, China finance heads meet

June 6, 2015 - 23:25
Japan and China agreed to push for infrastructure development in Asia during a bilateral finance dialogue in Beijing on Saturday. (The Japan News)
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