Tetsushi Kajimoto

Japan Inc increasingly hit by trade war, but few shifting from China: Reuters poll

13 Sep 2019

TOKYO Half of Japanese companies have seen their profits hurt by the U.S.-China trade war, although few firms are planning to shift operations or supply chains out of China yet, a Reuters poll found.

Japan firms push back capex plans as trade risks grow - Reuters survey

13 Sep 2019

TOKYO Most Japanese companies have put capital investment plans on hold as a result of the U.S.-China trade war and other global risks, a Reuters survey found, in a potential blow for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic agenda.

Japan manufacturers' mood hits 6-1/2-year low - Reuters Tankan

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Business confidence among Japanese manufacturers has soured to hit the weakest level in 6-1/2 years, the Reuters Tankan poll for September showed, underscoring fears that the U.S.-China trade war is undermining Japan's export-led economy.

Japan's Abe drafts rising star MP, allies for new cabinet, eyes constitution reform

11 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drafted the popular son of ex-premier Junichiro Koizumi in a broad reshuffle on Wednesday that also packed his cabinet with conservative allies, as he faces a tax rise and aims to amend the pacifist constitution.

Diplomatic row with South Korea starts to hurt Japan's services account

09 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan's surplus in spending by overseas travellers declined in July from a year earlier as the number of visitors from South Korea tumbled, a sign the souring bilateral relations are taking a toll on the world's third largest economy.

Japan second-quarter GDP seen revised down as external risks hit capex: Reuters poll

06 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan's gross domestic product likely grew at a slower rate than initially estimated in further signs the Sino-U.S. trade war is hurting manufacturing investment in the world's third largest economy.

Japan government eyes record budget spending, fiscal reform in doubt

05 Sep 2019

TOKYO Budget requests from Japan's ministries have hit a record amount for the next fiscal year starting in April, the finance ministry said, highlighting the conflicting need to promote fiscal reform while propping up a flagging economy facing external risks.

UPDATE 2-Japan Q2 corporate capital spending rises, but profits tumble

02 Sep 2019

* Capex data suggests slight downward revision to Q2 GDP -analyst

African lender says China not trying to lead region into 'debt trap'

30 Aug 2019

YOKOHAMA, Japan China is not trying to lead African countries into a debt trap and provides critical investment along with other countries to close a funding gap for crucial infrastructure projects on the continent, the head of the regional lender said on Friday.

Japan, U.S. ministers meet for trade talks as hopes for early deal fade

21 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan and the United States will seek to narrow gaps on trade when their top negotiators meet this week, but hopes for a deal in September are fading as both sides fail to make concessions on agriculture and automobiles, sources say.

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