[TOKYO] Japan's economy saw output exceed full capacity by the most in nine years in the April-June quarter, a Bank of Japan estimate showed, a positive sign for the central bank as it seeks to...

[TOKYO] Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers has jumped to its highest level in a decade, a key central survey showed Monday, as the world's number three economy picks up pace...

[TOKYO] A Bank of Japan policymaker called for expanding monetary stimulus at a rate review in September, a summary of opinions of the bank's board members at the meeting showed on Friday, an...

[OSAKA] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda warned that escalating tensions in North Korea were among risks to an otherwise brightening global economic outlook, stressing that the central bank was...

[TOKYO] The Federal Reserve has made Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's job a bit easier by confirming it's about to start paring its balance sheet and push ahead with interest rate...

JAPAN'S central bank pressed ahead with its ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday on the back of an improving economy, as its overseas counterparts start turning off the stimulus taps...

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan is expected to reassure markets on Thursday that it will lag well behind its US counterpart in scaling back its massive stimulus, as an improving economy has yet to boost...

[TOKYO] Japan's benchmark bonds may be flirting with sub-zero yields, but the end of summer could see the central bank reaching for its battle fatigues again...

THERE is no such thing as a free lunch, it is said, and likewise there is no such thing as a "free ride". There is always a price to be paid. Yet, Japan has been "free-riding" on...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the recent pace of growth in the world's third-largest economy is probably unsustainable and pledged to continue with very accommodative...