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  1. November 19, 2012

    Japanese politics looks for ‘third force’

    A week is a long time in politics, as the old cliché has it, but for Japan’s Sunrise party four days was a whole lifetime....

  2. April 26, 2011

    Livedoor founder will serve time for fraud

    Takafumi Horie, one of Japan’s best known and controversial internet entrepreneurs, is going to jail after the Supreme Court...

  1. July 28, 2010

    Japan justice minister orders executions

    Japan on Wednesday carried out its first executions since last year’s historic change of government in a blow to the...

  2. June 24, 2010

    Executives resign at Shinsei over pay

    Four foreign executives at Shinsei resigned yesterday amid pressure from regulators over their pay levels after the partly...

  3. June 23, 2010

    Executives resign at Shinsei over pay

    Four foreign executives at Shinsei resigned on Wednesday amid pressure from regulators over their pay levels after the...

  4. June 15, 2010

    Corrections: Innovest and KLD; Shosaburo Jimi

    * Innovest and KLD were acquired by RiskMetrics in 2009, not 1999 as wrongly stated in an article in some editions on June...

  5. June 12, 2010

    PM warns Japan must rein in debts

    Japan's new prime minister, Naoto Kan, warned yesterday that the country needed to bring its fiscal house in order, saying...

  6. June 11, 2010

    PM warns Japan must rein in debts

    Japan’s new prime minister, Naoto Kan, warned on Friday that the country needed to bring its fiscal house in order, saying...

  7. June 10, 2010

    Enforced salary transparency might not pay for Japan

    Revealing how much you get paid is awkward, no matter how you look at it.So it is no wonder that Japan's business leaders...

  8. June 9, 2010

    More pay transparency might not work in Japan

    Revealing how much you get paid is awkward, no matter how you look at it. So it is no wonder that Japan’s business leaders...

  9. June 9, 2010

    Japan PM unveils cabinet line-up

    Naoto Kan, Japan's new prime minister, unveiled a cabinet line-up yesterday that emphasised policy stability even as he...

  10. June 9, 2010

    Ones to watch

    Yoshito Sengoku (64) Chief cabinet secretaryA lawyer by training, Mr Sengoku is highly regarded for his firm grasp of issues...

  11. June 8, 2010

    Japan’s Kan unveils new cabinet

    Naoto Kan, Japan’s new prime minister, unveiled a cabinet line-up on Tuesday that emphasised policy stability even as he...

  12. June 7, 2010

    Kan boosts Japan's DPJ ratings

    Naoto Kan's election as Japan's next prime minister has given the Democratic party's ratings a much- needed boost in opinion...

  13. June 6, 2010

    Kan boosts DPJ opinion ratings

    Naoto Kan’s election as Japan’s next prime minister has given the Democratic party’s ratings a much-needed boost in opinion...

  14. June 4, 2010

    Naoto Kan: An atypical Japanese politician

    Naoto Kan elected as the new leader of the ruling Democratic party and the next prime minister of Japan Naoto Kan, Japan’s...

  15. June 2, 2010

    Leading members of the DPJ

    Yukio Hatoyama, Japan’s prime minister, has announced he will step down, bowing to pressure from colleagues fearful of an...

  16. May 29, 2010

    Pressure on Shinsei to axe four top managers

    Shinsei Bank, the Japanese bank in which JC Flowers has a 33 per cent stake, is under pressure from regulators to oust four...

  17. May 28, 2010

    Shinsei pushed to axe four senior executives

    Shinsei Bank, the Japanese bank in which JC Flowers has a 33 per cent stake, is under pressure from regulators to oust four...

  18. Money Supply

    April 6, 2010

    Fragments of Japan's deflation

    Leave aside for a moment the question of whether you think deflation is a crucial economic problem for Japan (I do but I...

  19. April 6, 2010

    Pragmatism drives stance on Japan Post

    When you owe Y872,000bn and need to borrow or refinance just over a fifth of that amount in the coming year, friendly...

  20. April 5, 2010

    Pragmatism drives stance on Japan Post

    When you owe Y872,000bn and need to borrow or refinance more than a fifth of that amount in the coming year, friendly...

  21. April 5, 2010

    Japan Post plan divides DPJ

    When Shizuka Kamei unveiled his proposals for reforming the post office, he had no idea of the outrage he would unleash...

  22. March 31, 2010

    Japanese PM stamps his authority on post office to end reform rift

    Yukio Hatoyama, the Japanese prime minister, last night said the government would go ahead with a plan to double the ceiling...

  23. March 30, 2010

    Cabinet settles dispute over Japan Post

    Japan’s coalition government, which appeared close to collapse as a result of deep divisions over post office reforms,...

  24. March 27, 2010

    Japan premier acknowledges disappointment in DPJ tenure

    Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's prime minister, yesterday acknowledged public disappointment in his half-year-old administration,...

  25. March 26, 2010

    Hatoyama admits disappointment with DPJ

    Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's prime minister, on Friday acknowledged public disappointment in his half-year old administration,...

  26. March 26, 2010

    Tokyo discord on Japan Post's future

    A plan to allow the Japanese government to retain control of Japan Post, the postal service, which holds a third of the...

  27. March 26, 2010

    Tokyo discord on Japan Post future

    A plan to allow the Japanese government to retain control of Japan Post, the postal service, which holds a third of the...

  28. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2010

    Tokyo discord on post office future

    A plan to allow the Japanese government to retain control of Japan Post, the postal service, which holds a third of the...

  29. March 25, 2010

    Tokyo discord on post office future

    A plan to allow the Japanese government to retain control of Japan Post, the postal service, which holds a third of the...

  30. March 11, 2010

    Shinsei in drive for fresh capital as hopes for merger falter

    Shinsei, the Japanese bank, is preparing to raise about Y75bn ($830m) in fresh capital as a merger with a rival domestic...

  31. FT Alphaville

    February 9, 2010

    JGB update: Is Japan the next Greece?

    Is Japan, mired in debt and deflation, the next Greece?, asks the FT  in an attention-grabbing line of an editorial comment...

  32. Money Supply

    February 9, 2010

    Political pressure and the Bank of Japan

    A trope of current writing about the BoJ is that it is coming under increasing political pressure from the Democratic party...

  33. February 4, 2010

    Japan's government bonds face a shaky long-term outlook

    As concerns about the risks of global sovereign debt swirl through the markets, Shizuka Kamei, Japan's financial services...

  34. February 3, 2010

    Japanese government bonds face shaky outlook

    Kameitalk02-02-10As concerns about the risks of global sovereign debt swirl through the markets, Shizuka Kamei, Japan’s...

  35. February 2, 2010

    Japan Post Bank urged to hold fewer domestic government bonds

    One of the largest buyers of Japanese government bonds is under pressure to diversify its holdings in a move that will...

  36. February 2, 2010

    Minister urges Japan Post Bank to diversify into US Treasuries

    Japan Post Bank, one of the largest buyers of Japanese government bonds, should diversify its investments into corporate...

  37. February 1, 2010

    Japan Post Bank urged to diversify holdings

    One of the largest buyers of Japanese government bonds is under pressure to diversify its holdings in a move that will...

  38. December 9, 2009

    Japan in $81bn bid to support recovery

    Japan announced a Y7,200bn ($81bn) stimulus package that will help shore up the economy's fragile recovery, but also further...

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