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  1. January 4, 2013

    Abe moves to ease South Korea tensions

    Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, has sent a special envoy to South Korea in an effort to improve bilateral ties that had...

  2. December 21, 2012

    Japan’s Abe offers olive branch to Seoul

    In a shift away from the nationalist rhetoric of his campaign, Japan’s incoming prime minister, Shinzo Abe, took steps on...

  1. August 2, 2008

    Fukuda gambles on rival to boost LDP

    Yasuo Fukuda, Japanese prime minister, yesterday turned to Taro Aso, his rival for the leadership of the ruling Liberal...

  2. June 16, 2008

    Discord over impact of oil speculation

    Finance ministers from the world's biggest economies disagreed about the impact of speculation on oil prices at the...

  3. June 16, 2008

    Discord over impact of oil speculation

    Finance ministers from the world's biggest economies disagreed at the weekend about the impact of speculation on oil...

  4. June 14, 2008

    G8 ministers disagree on oil speculation

    Finance ministers from the world’s biggest economies disagreed about the impact of speculation on oil prices at the weekend,...

  5. June 12, 2008

    G8 sees more squalls on horizon

    The waters are rarely calm for finance ministers attending Group of Eight meetings. As soon as the stewards of the global...

  6. June 11, 2008

    G8 sees more squalls on horizon

    The waters are rarely calm for finance ministers attending Group of Eight meetings. As soon as the stewards of the global...

  7. June 5, 2008

    Global outlook 'still uncertain'

    It is too soon to call an end to the global credit crunch or the risk of further shocks to the world economy even though...

  8. April 23, 2008

    Mandelson message could face charge of hypocrisy

    From Ms Naomi Fink. Sir, It is hard to dispute Peter Mandelson's argument that inward direct investment to Japan is at an...

  9. March 14, 2008

    Dollar slide adds to Tokyo's woes

    The outlook for Japan's economy darkened further yesterday as the dollar slid past the Y100 mark for the first time in more...

  10. March 13, 2008

    Dollar falls below Y100 level

    The outlook for Japan’s economy darkened further on Thursday as the dollar slid past the Y100 mark for the first time in...

  11. March 13, 2008

    Tokyo stays firm on choice of BoJ chief

    The Japanese government yesterday raised the prospect of a prolonged political standoff by refusing to suggest a new...

  12. March 13, 2008

    Tokyo refuses to move on BoJ chief

    The Japanese government yesterday raised the prospect of a prolonged political standoff by refusing to suggest a new...

  13. March 13, 2008

    Tokyo stays firm on choice of BoJ chief

    The Japanese government yesterday raised the prospect of a prolonged political standoff by refusing to suggest a new...

  14. March 12, 2008

    Tokyo stays firm on choice of BoJ chief

    The Japanese government on Wednesday raised the prospect of a prolonged political standoff by refusing to suggest a new...

  15. March 5, 2008

    Tokyo in warning at yen's fast rise

    Japan's finance and economy ministers yesterday expressed strong concerns about the yen's rapid rise against the US dollar,...

  16. March 5, 2008

    Tokyo concern over sharp rise in yen

    Japan's finance and economy ministers yesterday expressed strong concerns about the yen's rapid rise against the US dollar,...

  17. March 4, 2008

    Tokyo warns over yen’s rapid rise

    Japan’s finance and economy ministers on Tuesday expressed strong concerns about the yen’s rapid rise against the US dollar,...

  18. February 7, 2008

    Financial bridge from dirty to clean energy

    The first step in confronting climate change is to reduce the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. All countries need to take...

  19. February 6, 2008

    Rich nations unmoved by urgent need for action

    Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven leading economies meet four times a year to thrash out...

  20. February 6, 2008

    Rich nations unmoved by urgent need for action

    Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven leading economies meet four times a year to thrash out...

  21. February 5, 2008

    G7 likely to reject idea of concerted stimulus

    A concerted international fiscal stimulus package to boost economic growth and address the turmoil in credit markets is set...

  22. February 2, 2008

    Japan state fund idea rebuffed

    Japan's finance minister yesterday threw cold water on a proposal by senior politicians to create a sovereign wealth fund....

  23. February 2, 2008

    Idea of Japanese fund rebuffed

    Japan's finance minister -yesterday threw cold water on a proposal by senior politicians to create a sovereign wealth fund,...

  24. February 1, 2008

    Idea of Japanese wealth fund rebuffed

    Japan’s finance minister on Friday threw cold water on a proposal by senior politicians to create a sovereign wealth fund,...

  25. January 10, 2008

    Figures fail to reflect shoppers' pain

    Those seeking an accurate picture of what is happening to Japanese prices should be careful who they ask. Consumers will...

  26. January 10, 2008

    Consumers feel real bite in shopping basket

    Those seeking an accurate picture of what is happening to Japanese prices should be careful who they ask. Consumers will...

  27. January 9, 2008

    Japanese prices hard to pin down

    Those seeking an accurate picture of what is happening to Japanese prices should be careful who they ask. Consumers will...

  28. December 20, 2007

    Japan slashes growth forecast by a third

    The Japanese government yesterday slashed its forecast for economic growth this year by a third as prime minister Yasuo...

  29. December 20, 2007

    PM apology as Japan cuts growth forecast

    Japan slashed its forecast for this year's economic growth by a third yesterday as the prime minister apologised for the...

  30. December 20, 2007

    Fukuda apologises as badly timed regulation shake-up hurts growth

    Japan's government slashed its forecast for this year's economic growth by a third yesterday, as Yasuo Fukuda, the prime...

  31. December 20, 2007

    Japan forced to revise economic growth forecast

    Japan's government slashed its forecast for this year's economic growth by a third yesterday as Yasuo Fukuda, the prime...

  32. December 19, 2007

    Fukuda apologises as Japan slashes forecasts

    Japan’s government slashed its forecast for this year’s economic growth by a third on Wednesday, as Yasuo Fukuda, the prime...

  33. November 29, 2007

    Former Japanese defence minister held in widening corruption probe

    Japanese prosecutors yesterday arrested a former top defence bureaucrat as part of a widening investigation into alleged...

  34. November 29, 2007

    Ex-defence aide held by Japan's prosecutors

    Japanese prosecutors arres-ted a former top defence bureaucrat yesterday as part of a widening investigation into alleged...

  35. November 29, 2007

    Ex-defence aide held by Japan's prosecutors

    Japanese prosecutors yesterday arres-ted a former top defence official as part of a widening investigation into alleged...

  36. November 29, 2007

    Former Japanese defence minister held in widening corruption probe

    Japanese prosecutors yesterday arrested a former top defence bureaucrat as part of a widening investigation into alleged...

  37. November 28, 2007

    Former defence aide held in Japan inquiry

    Japanese prosecutors on Wednesday arrested a former top defence bureaucrat as part of a widening investigation into alleged...

  38. September 29, 2007

    First rise in Japanese unemployment for 11 months

    Japan's jobless rate rose for the first time in 11 months as more people sought work, reaffirming concerns about the slow...

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