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Japan's May exports seen falling for sixth month as trade war escalates - Reuters poll

14 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's exports likely fell at a faster pace in May, down for the sixth straight month, as the U.S.-China trade war takes a toll on the economy, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

Japan, U.S. deepened understanding over positions on trade - Motegi

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/TOKYO Japan and the United States deepened their understanding over each other's position on trade, Japan's economy minister said after meeting his U.S. counterpart on Thursday, adding the two will likely meet again ahead of a G20 summit later this month.

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei, Rouhani this week

11 Jun 2019

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit to Tehran this week, in a bid to ease tension between Washington and Iran that experts called a bold move for a Japanese leader. | Video

Japan's first-quarter GDP grows at faster pace, but trade war blunts outlook

10 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's economy grew slightly faster than initially estimated in the first quarter, thanks to stronger capital spending, but analysts say global trade tensions remain a drag on growth and raise risks to the outlook for the export-reliant nation.

Japan's household spending, wages weakness cloud economic outlook

07 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's household spending rose less than expected in April while real wages declined, adding to worries about consumption as global trade frictions weigh on broader economic activity.

BOJ's new forward guidance not seen raising chance of more stimulus: Reuters poll

17 May 2019

TOKYO Clearer language from the Bank of Japan last month on how long it plans to maintain its super-low interest rates has not boosted chances that it will ease policy further, economists said in a Reuters poll.

Japan's wage tumble overshadows spending growth, keeps BOJ under pressure

10 May 2019

TOKYO Japan's household spending rose more than expected in March but real wages tumbled the most in nearly four years, dashing hopes consumer sector activity may soften the blow from external factors such as global trade conflicts.

Japan's wage tumble overshadows spending growth, keeps BOJ under pressure

10 May 2019

TOKYO Japan's household spending rose more than expected in March but real wages tumbled the most in nearly four years, dashing hopes consumer sector activity may soften the blow from external factors such as global trade conflicts.

Japan's labor shortage eats away at back-breaking work culture

08 May 2019

TOKYO When she worked in sales for a Japanese bank, Chihiro Narazaki was passed over for the best assignments in favor of older colleagues. Her input was discouraged and she often stayed late just to do routine paperwork.

Japan seen hiking sales tax to 10 percent in October, fourth-quarter GDP to contract: Reuters poll

12 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japan will forge ahead with a planned sales tax hike to 10 percent in October, likely knocking the economy into contraction in the fourth quarter, a Reuters poll showed.

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'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.