Tetsushi Kajimoto

Japan ruling party calls for major green investment in draft plan

27 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan's ruling party will call on the government to promote environmental investment with a major decade-long spending programme for the country, whose Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has made a green society a key policy priority.

Japan factory output, retail sales seen up, virus resurgence clouds outlook: Reuters poll

27 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan's factory output probably grew for a fifth straight month in October and retail sales likely rebounded for the first time in eight months, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, offering further signs that the economy is gradually recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuroda says BOJ's bank aid scheme won't affect yield curve control

18 Nov 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan's new relief scheme for regional lenders will not affect monetary policy, its governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday, rebuffing the view the scheme could make it tougher for the central bank to achieve its interest rate targets.

Japan's long run of falling exports slows as auto demand perks up

18 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan's exports extended declines in October but at the slowest pace in almost two years, helped by improvement in Chinese- and U.S.-demand for cars and other items as the world's third-largest economy emerged from its worst postwar slump.

Japan's economy vaults back from COVID-induced recession, but outlook murky

16 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan's economy grew at the fastest pace on record in the third quarter, rebounding sharply from its biggest postwar slump, as improved exports and consumption helped the country emerge from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

G20 strikes historic debt pact to help poorer states hit by COVID

13 Nov 2020

PARIS/TOKYO/WASHINGTON The United States, China and other G20 countries on Friday agreed for the first time on a common approach for restructuring government debt as the coronavirus crisis leaves some poorer nations at risk of default.

Hoping for economic boost, most Japan firms want Tokyo Olympics to go ahead: Reuters poll

10 Nov 2020

TOKYO Most Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics to go ahead next summer with restrictions on spectator numbers, saying while any boost to the economy would be limited, it would be better than nothing, a Reuters survey showed.

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Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden named former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary nominee on Monday, and named three women to other top economic posts, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.