Japan upgrades Q1 GDP on smaller hit to domestic demand

Japan upgrades Q1 GDP on smaller hit to domestic demand
A crane at a construction site is seen behind Japan's national flag in Tokyo, Japan, August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/FilesJapan's economy shrank at a slower-than-initially reported pace in the first quarter, on smaller cuts to plant and equipment spending, but the coronavirus pandemic still dealt a huge blow to overall demand.The slower contraction provides a… Read More

Japan PM Suga seen calling snap election after Olympic, Paralympic Games

Japan PM Suga seen calling snap election after Olympic, Paralympic Games
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference after the government's decision to exted a state of emergency amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan May 28, 2021. Behrouz Mehri/Pool via REUTERSJapanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is likely to call a snap election after the Tokyo… Read More

Japan considers asking Olympic fans for negative COVID tests, vaccinations

Japan considers asking Olympic fans for negative COVID tests, vaccinations
Visitors try to take photos in front of the Olympic Rings monument outside the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) headquarters near the National Stadium, the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan May 30, 2021. REUTERS/Issei KatoJapan is considering… Read More

Japan finmin: Not considering compiling extra budget now to respond to coronavirus

Japan finmin: Not considering compiling extra budget now to respond to coronavirus
Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, wearing a protective face mask, delivers his policy speech at the opening of an ordinary session of the parliament in Tokyo, Japan January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Issei KatoJapan's government is not considering crafting a supplementary budget to respond to the coronavirus pandemic immediately given there's still money… Read More

Japan PM Suga: Will do utmost to prevent COVID spread ahead of Olympics

Japan PM Suga: Will do utmost to prevent COVID spread ahead of Olympics
TOKYO, April 15 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday the government would do “everything possible” to prevent the spread of coronavirus ahead of the Olympics, after a ruling party official said cancelling the event remained an option.“There’s no change to the government’s stance, to do everything possible to prevent the spread… Read More

Japan ensures G20 pledge vs ‘disorderly’ moves as FX language tweaked, sources say

Japan ensures G20 pledge vs ‘disorderly’ moves as FX language tweaked, sources say
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan made sure that language warning against excess currency market volatility remained in place when G20 finance leaders made a rare tweak to their message on exchange-rate moves, said officials with knowledge of the deliberations.In the first communique compiled since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, finance leaders of the Group of… Read More