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.

[TOKYO] Japan's companies cut bonus payments in July, leading to a surprise drop in total pay for workers. While this was the first fall in 14 months, previous gains have been weak and well...

[TOKYO] By some measures, Japan's current run of economic growth shapes up well against booms of years gone by...

[TOKYO] Sarufutsu village in the far north of Japan's northernmost islandĀ is the nation's richest village, thanks to a bounty of scallops pulled from the Sea of Okhotsk...