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Yoshifumi Takemoto

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.

Japan warns about risks to economy from China virus outbreak

28 Jan 2020

TOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura warned on Tuesday that corporate profits and factory production might take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China that has rattled global markets and chilled confidence.

Japan warns about risks to economy from China virus outbreak

28 Jan 2020

TOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura warned on Tuesday that corporate profits and factory production might take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China that has rattled global markets and chilled confidence.

Japan government nominates reflationist-minded economist to join BOJ board

28 Jan 2020

TOKYO Japan's government on Tuesday nominated Seiji Adachi, an economist known as a proponent of aggressive monetary easing, to join the Bank of Japan's nine-member board.

Tokyo 2020 CEO pledges to keep Games costs under budget

27 Dec 2019

TOKYO Tokyo Olympics organisers sought to reassure Japan's public that the cost for hosting the Games will not exceed budgeted estimates, amid worries over possible overruns caused partly by late venue switches for the marathon and walking events.

Deepening negative rates would do more harm than good: ex-BoJ deputy governor Mutoh

27 Dec 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan has nearly exhausted its policy ammunition to boost the economy as deepening negative interest rates, seen as the most likely step if it were to expand stimulus, will do more harm than good, former BOJ Deputy Governor Toshiro Mutoh said.

Deepening negative rates would do more harm than good - ex-BoJ deputy governor Mutoh

27 Dec 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan has nearly exhausted its policy ammunition to boost the economy as deepening negative interest rates, seen as the most likely step if it were to expand stimulus, will do more harm than good, former BOJ Deputy Governor Toshiro Mutoh said.

Japan to slash tax revenue forecast as trade war hits exports: source

11 Dec 2019

TOKYO Japan will slash its tax revenue estimate for the current fiscal year by more than 2 trillion yen ($18.41 billion) from its initial target, a government source told Reuters, as a slump in exports caused by the Sino-U.S. trade war hits receipts.

Japan preparing $120 billion stimulus package to bolster fragile economy

03 Dec 2019

TOKYO Japan is preparing an economic stimulus package worth $120 billion to support fragile growth, two government officials with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, and complicating government efforts to fix public finances. | Video

Japan ruling party piles pressure on government for big fiscal spending

27 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japan's ruling party lawmakers on Wednesday piled pressure on the government to compile a big spending package, increasing the chance fiscal policy could play a bigger role in sustaining a fragile economic recovery with the risk of more debt issuance.

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