Nagoro a village of Tokyo has become known as the valley of dolls after local resident Tsukimi Ayano began placing scarecrows on the street to inject some life into her depopulated village.
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From smashing social boundaries to chasing Pokemon, the power of Japanese manga to inspire and entertain fans around the world surges forth in a major London show opening Thursday.
Robust earnings from Google-owner Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes close to record levels on Friday, with data showing the domestic economy slowed lesser than expected in the second quarter providing support.
Japan’s core inflation slowed to its weakest in about two years in June, data showed on Friday, underlining the nation’s long battle to boost consumer prices and adding to speculation the Bank of Japan (BOJ)
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept its monetary settings steady on Tuesday but added language to its policy statement that it would ease “without hesitation” if the economy loses momentum for achieving the central bank’s 2% inflation target.
Japan and South Korea ratcheted up tension on Tuesday in a diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt global supply of smartphones and chips, with Seoul denouncing Japanese media reports
Japan’s household spending rose less than expected in February and real wages tumbled at the fastest pace in more than three years, raising concerns about the hit to the consumer sector from heightening global uncertainties. The data is likely to be discussed by policymakers worried that risks to the export sector from ongoing trade disputes may discourage firms from raising wages, which in turn would hurt consumption.
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya said the central bank is ready to ramp up stimulus and will consider all policy options, including deepening negative interest rates, if the loss of economic momentum hurts its efforts to boost inflation.
Japan will forge ahead with a planned sales tax hike to 10 per cent in October, likely knocking the economy into contraction in the fourth quarter, a Reuters poll showed. Tokyo has twice postponed raising the sales tax from 8 per cent but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has repeatedly said the hike would be proceeded this time. To blunt its economic impact, the government has earmarked about 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) in spending.