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Japan in the News: Apr 15 - Apr 17

April 18, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan reports exports, trade surplus slid in March NTT looks to set up new firm in London despite Brexit risks NTT Docomo faces 5G infrastructure investment balancing act with fee reductions Small firms say tax hikes in Heisei had biggest impact Govt moves to stem flow of Japan saplings, foods ... Read more

Japan in the News: Apr 4 - Apr 10

April 11, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:       IMF cuts Japan's growth forecast to 1.0% in 2019 on sluggish exports Mitsubishi UFJ to issue its own digital currency in Japan, called 'coin,' by end of year Japan business lobby plumps for atomic power to fight CO2 emissions Japan's GDP gains 1.8% in February: JCER ... Read more

Japan in the News: 29 Mar - 3 Apr

April 4, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Gov't urged to set more ambitious goal for cutting CO2 emissions As banking goes digital, Japan's big banks slash hiring Japan new car sales up in FY 2018 for 3rd straight yr despite scandals Japan’s business mood hits 2-year low as trade war stings Preparations underway for ... Read more

Japan in the News: 22 Mar - Mar 26

March 28, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Justice Ministry to accept online Japan visa renewals from July, but only by employers and agents Japan's Yamato and Germany's DHL jointly develop electric van Japan's new car sales to fall 2% to 5.22 mil. in FY 2019: auto group Health ministry to tout companies that ... Read more

Japan in the News: 15 Mar - 19 Mar

March 19, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:      Japan to say economy is still in recovery in March report Japan's exports slump again on weak external demand, putting central bank on notice Japan logs goods trade surplus of 339 billion yen in February Govt to push eco-friendly firms overseas / Companies with plastic technologies to get support Japan ... Read more

Japan in the News: 09 Mar - Mar 13

March 14, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan's machinery orders fall 5.4% in January amid China slowdown Japan's Feb. wholesale prices up 0.8% on hopes for US-China deal Japan drops to 171st in ranking for women ministers around the globe   Jan.-Mar. business sentiment among big firms turns negative   Bank of Japan weighs ... Read more

Japan in the News: 28 Feb - 05 Mar

March 7, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan's services PMI records modest expansion in February Flat-line: Japan inflation barometer points to zero price growth by summer Japan wants to start U.S. trade talks soon MUFG set to acquire aircraft finance arm of Germany's DZ Bank Japan's manufacturing PMI dipped into contraction territory Japan ... Read more

Japan in the News: 24 Feb - 27 Feb

Feb. 28, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:      3 mobile carriers, Rakuten apply for Japan's 5G band allocation Japan antitrust probe to target Amazon, Rakuten and beyond Japan gov't approves signing of revised free trade pact with ASEAN New auto sales projected at 5.3 mil. units JAL prepares cut-rate airline serving Asia for 2020 takeoff ... Read more

Japan in the News: 14 Feb - 20 Feb

Feb. 21, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan to open doors to nonbank money transfers Japan logs largest goods trade deficit in nearly 5 years in Jan. Japan keen to do post-Brexit trade deal quickly--U.K. minister Japan's machinery orders inch down again in Dec. Process to change foreign residency for employment to be simplified As ... Read more

Japan in the News: 08 Feb - 13 Feb

Feb. 14, 2019

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news:     Japan's wholesale prices up 0.6% in Jan., but gains slow as oil falls Japan, EU back automatic braking regulation   Japan's GDP grew 1.2% in December: JCER   Map wars: Japan-US carmakers join to counter Google and China   Major Japan firms to report lower annual profits Japan's ... Read more