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BOJ Governor Vacancy Cause Confusion In Market

Bank of Japan expected to slash interest rates further

The Bank of Japan is anticipated to reduce its interest rates into a negative territory further at or before the bank's meeting in July. The bank is anticipated to trim its interest rate to minus 0.2% due to low domestic spending and slump in the energy market.

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Japan's GPIF turns to profit in Q3

The Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan reported an investment profit of ¥4.73 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, compared to an investment loss of ¥7.9 trillion in the previous quarter.

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Japan's GDP shrinks in the fourth quarter

The economy of Japan shrank during the fourth quarter of 2015 as a result of weak export and demand. The shrinking population also added to the economic slowdown.

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Japan

Land of rising sun warms up to investors

Despite down 12.7 percent from the 52-week high of 20,952.71 points, Japan's Nikkei offered 27.89 percent return for 2015 so far and the last two sessions of the previous week further indicated the upward momentum in the market.

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Tokyo Fantashion

Japan's 0.4% deflated economy, assault to 'Abenomics'

Japan's economy has been facing tough times when its economy began to contract by 0.4% in the year's second quarter. It was an official data shown on Monday emphasizing how the prime minister's 'Abenomics' growth program doesn't work.

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Humanoid robot

Rubbing along with robots tackles Abe's double dilemma

Factory worker Satomi Iwata has new co-workers, a troupe of humanoid automata that are helping to address two of Japan's most pressing concerns - a shortage of labor and a need for growth.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Abe, seeking new spark for Japan high-tech, heads to Silicon Valley

In the 1980s when Sony and Toshiba were setting the agenda in the global TV and memory chip markets Japan was bristling with confidence as a hub of technological innovation.

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Employees work at a factory in Japan

European factories buoyant but weak Asia adds to stimulus calls

Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March, suggesting central banks may have to resort to more stimulus, just as factories in the euro zone begin to reap rewards from ultra-easy policy there.

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Haruhiko Kuroda

Abe-Kuroda honeymoon soured by fiscal friction

A rift is emerging between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his hand-picked central bank boss on how to fix Japan's tattered finances, which could blunt the impact of the "Abenomics" stimulus policies they have worked together to prosecute.

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Toyota

Toyota calls union pay demands impossible; talks outcome key for Abenomics

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Wednesday it was "impossible" to meet union demands for a 13,300 yen ($112) monthly pay rise, as the automaker concluded the first day of labor talks widely considered crucial for Japan's economic recovery.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C)

Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe's resolve

After December's landslide re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's program to revive the nation's economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation's sclerotic farming industry.

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Container ship

Japan exports grow most in year, signaling steady recovery from recession

Japan's exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as doubts persist about the strength of global consumption.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan $29 billion stimulus seeks quick boost for regional economies: draft

Japan aims to give a quick boost to lagging regional economies and low-income households with subsidies, merchandise vouchers and other schemes in a $29 billion stimulus package aimed at rejuvenating a two-year reflationary effort, a draft of the plan showed.

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Tokyo

Asia cheered by U.S. economic resilience, euro struggles

Asian stocks rose on Thursday amid fresh signs of resilience in the U.S. economy, while the euro wallowed near two-year lows before a much-anticipated European Central Bank meeting that could open the door to more stimulus.

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Standard and Poor's

S&P doubts Japan government will have detailed fiscal consolidation plan

Standard & Poor's on Tuesday cast doubt on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ability to repair Japan's tattered finances less than two weeks away from a snap election, after Moody's downgraded the country's sovereign debt rating.

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