- BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
BBC News. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:29 GMT.
- Japan’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Moves to Stimulate Economy
The Bank of Japan will buy larger quantities of government debt in an effort to battle deflation.
By Jonathan Soble. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:27:29 GMT.
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- FTSE rallies on Japan stimulus move
The FTSE 100 rises in early trade after the Bank of Japan surprises markets by announcing more stimulus measures.
BBC News. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:24:42 GMT.
- Japan's vast public pension fund says to double stock investment
Japan's public pension fund -- the world's biggest -- said Friday it will double the amount of equities in its investment portfolio, as it seeks higher returns to cope with a rapidly ageing population. ...
Yahoo. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:26:27 -0400.
- Japan’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Eases Monetary Policy Further
The Bank of Japan said that it took the step amid concerns that a decline in oil prices could get in the way of its battle against deflation.
By Reuters. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:45:43 GMT.
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- Japan Stocks Surge Following Economic Stimulus Measures
Japanese stocks Friday rose to their highest levels since before the global financial crisis, following Tokyo's surprise decision to expand economic stimulus measures. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:46:40 -0400.
- NTT DoCoMo taps Oracle diameter solution for LTE roaming support
In a move to expand LTE roaming capabilities, Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo announced that it has installed Oracle Communications’ diameter signaling router platform. ...
Dan Meyer. RCR Wireless. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:07:32 +0000.
- NHTSA orders Takata to produce documents related to airbag probe
Federal safety regulators today ordered Japanese supplier Takata to provide documents and answer questions under oath related to the government's ongoing probe of potentially defective Takata airbags in millions of vehicles.
AutoNews.com. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:47:09 EST. Subscription required.
- Relocating world's biggest seafood and fish market,Tokyo's Tsukiji, is contentious move
The world’s biggest wholesale fish and seafood market, Tsukiji, located in central Tokyo, is to move to a new location in two years. ...
By Saritha Rai. Forbes. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT.
- China, Japan in coordination on resuming maritime liaisons
China and Japan's defense agencies are moving forward with the expert consultation needed to resume maritime liaisons, said a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman on Thursday.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
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