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Osaka giving up U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in 2020 Olympics - media

10 Oct 2019

TOKYO Tennis star Naomi Osaka has taken steps to give up her U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in the 2020 Olympics, Japanese media said on Thursday.

Japan's soft machinery orders heighten doubts over business spending

10 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders slipped for the second consecutive month in August, suggesting deeper fissures in business investment and the broader economy from slowing global trade.

Japan's Aug factory output drops more than expected on slowing overseas demand

30 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan's industrial output shrank more than expected in August in the latest warning that the economy and its manufacturers are facing intensifying pressure from a bitter Sino-U.S. trade war.

UPDATE 2-Japan's August factory output slips more than expected on slowing overseas demand

30 Sep 2019

* Govt trims view on output, says it's somewhat weakening on whole

BOJ keeps policy steady, signals chance of easing in October

19 Sep 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but signalled the chance of expanding stimulus as early as its next policy meeting in October by issuing a stronger warning against overseas risks threatening the export-reliant economy.

UPDATE 2-BOJ keeps policy steady, signals chance of easing in October

19 Sep 2019

* Governor Kuroda to brief media 0630 GMT (Adds analyst quote, context)

Japan's exports drop for ninth straight month as global demand falters

18 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan's exports slipped for a ninth straight month in August as the Sino-U.S. tariff dispute hit demand from China and other Asian trading partners, heightening risks for the world's third-largest economy.

Japan's machinery orders slip as trade gloom hits business spending

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan's machinery orders slipped in July, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, as slowing global demand and protracted trade tensions hit corporate investment in the world's third-largest economy.

Japan downgrades second-quarter GDP as trade war hits business investment

09 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than initially estimated in the second quarter as the U.S.-China trade war prompted a downward revision of business spending, intensifying calls for the central bank to deepen stimulus this month.

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