TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders tumbled by the most on record in September after a severe earthquake and typhoons disrupted business activity, with economists now also worried about a fall in overseas orders.
TOKYO Japan's government has kicked off debate on changing antitrust rules to make it easier for regional banks to merge, as they struggle to generate profits due a declining population and a limited number of corporate borrowers.
TOKYO Japan's household spending slumped in September from a year earlier, government data showed on Tuesday, falling well short of economists' expectations and suggesting a slow recovery after an earthquake and typhoons hit consumption.
TOKYO Japan's capital expenditure boom is shifting to the services sector, stirring fears that self-checkout systems and software will take the human touch out of omotenashi, the country's vaunted commitment to hospitality.
TOKYO Japan's efforts to hit its elusive inflation target have been hampered by slow wage growth and intensifying global trade frictions but are now also facing headwinds from plans by the country's biggest mobile phone carrier to cut fees.
TOKYO Japan's industrial output fell more than expected in September as a series of typhoons and earthquakes disrupted production and a trade war between the United States and China weighed on exports, clouding the country's economic outlook. | Video
TOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and slightly trimmed its inflation forecasts as global trade frictions clouded the economic outlook, reinforcing views the central bank is in no rush to trim its massive stimulus.
TOKYO The U.S. government had not spoken to Japan about including provisions in free trade agreements to deter currency manipulation, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday, although the two sides are likely to enter talks sometime next year.