THERE'S bad news for Japan as it seeks the talent it needs to compete in the global economy with an aging, shrinking population...

JAPAN'S economy grew for a seventh straight quarter, its longest expansion since 2001, as a recovery in exports and rising business investment offset a decline in consumer spending...

JAPAN'S export growth slowed in September for the first time in three months, official data on Thursday showed, in a sign that overseas demand for goods from the world's third-largest...

THE BANK of Japan (BOJ) raised its assessment of four of the country's regional economies due to strong exports, consumer spending and construction, an encouraging sign that the broader economy...

[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 raft of broadly positive economic data gave Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a boost on Friday, as he kicked off an election campaign in which the health of the world's third-...

[TOKYO] Japan's government maintained its moderately optimistic view on the economy, signalling that a recovery is broadening and gathering strength even as inflation remains anaemic...

[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 government must maintain fiscal discipline if it decides to use the revenue from an upcoming sales tax hike for other purposes, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday as talk...

[TOKYO] The Japanese government is widely expected to compile an extra budget for this fiscal year, despite the improving economy, economists polled by Reuters say.