Edition:
United Kingdom

Tetsushi Kajimoto

Japan Inc wary about wage hikes as 'Abenomics' sputters: Reuters poll

12:38am GMT

TOKYO Three-fifths of Japanese firms plan to keep overall compensation flat or even cut it in the coming business year, a Reuters poll found, in a further blow to the government's attempts to boost incomes and stronger economic growth.

BOJ's Kuroda flags more easing if virus impact worsens: Sankei

17 Feb 2020

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank would consider additional rapid easing if the coronavirus outbreak significantly threatened Japan's economy and price trends, the Sankei newspaper reported on Monday.

BOJ's Kuroda flags more easing if virus impact worsens - Sankei

17 Feb 2020

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank would consider additional rapid easing if the coronavirus outbreak significantly threatened Japan's economy and price trends, the Sankei newspaper reported on Monday.

UPDATE 1-BOJ's Kuroda flags more easing if virus impact worsens -Sankei

17 Feb 2020

* Says to ease without hesitation if virus outbreak hits economy

Japan manufacturers remain pessimistic as coronavirus fears grow

17 Feb 2020

TOKYO Worries about the spread of the coronavirus and its hit to the global economy kept Japanese manufacturers' mood gloomy in February, a Reuters poll found, even as firms shook off previous worries about the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade war.

Japan manufacturers remain pessimistic as coronavirus fears grow

16 Feb 2020

TOKYO, Feb 17 Worries about the spread of the coronavirus and its hit to the global economy kept Japanese manufacturers' mood gloomy in February, a Reuters poll found, even as firms shook off previous worries about the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade war.

Virus spreads on cruise ship in Japan, U.S. passengers flying home

16 Feb 2020

TOKYO Hundreds of passengers were preparing to be evacuated from a cruise ship on Sunday after spending two weeks under quarantine off Japan over the coronavirus, with Americans flying home on chartered evacuation planes early Monday morning. | Video

Japan's efforts to raise wages wane as firms embrace merit-based pay

11 Feb 2020

TOKYO More Japanese companies are shifting to merit-based pay as competition for workers heats up, but the change risks holding back the sort of blanket wage hikes the prime minister says are needed to inflate the economy.

Japan ruling party panel aims to put digital yen on government's mid-year policy

10 Feb 2020

TOKYO Japan should create its own yen digital currency, hopefully "within two to three years", and include such plan in government's mid-year key policy guidelines, a senior ruling party lawmaker said on Monday.

Japan lawmakers push government for G7 talks on digital yen

07 Feb 2020

TOKYO Japan should prepare to issue digital currencies and propose bringing up the topic at this year's G7 meetings to counter China's move toward issuing a digital yuan, a group of ruling party lawmakers said on Friday.

World News