Global watchdog urges Japan to boost fight against money-laundering

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the FATF (the Financial Action Task Force) is seen during a news conference after a plenary session at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File PhotoTOKYO (Reuters) – A global financial

Pandemic fatigue complicates Japan's COVID fight, risks recovery delay

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s state of emergency restrictions are not curbing movement as effectively as in the past, according to mobility data, hurting the government’s fight to slow COVID-19 infections and raising the risk the economic recovery could be delayed.A

BOJ's price outlook views muddled by commodity rise, weak spending

TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan policymakers saw the price outlook muddled by rising global commodity costs and soft consumption, minutes of their June meeting showed, underscoring the central bank’s policy conundrum brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.FILE PHOTO: A

Japan upgrades Q1 GDP on smaller hit to domestic demand

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’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.FILE PHOTO: A shopper wearing a protective

Japan exports post largest monthly gain since late 2017

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s exports posted their strongest growth in more than three years in March, led by a surge in China-bound shipments, in a sign the economy continued to recover from last year’s deep coronavirus slump. The trade data

Japan earthquake VIDEO: Devastating tremors rock office building after 7.2 quake strikes

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