[TOKYO] Japan's economy is accelerating but further structural reform is needed to finally leave behind years of on-off deflation, the IMF warned on Tuesday...

[TOKYO] Japan's factory output rebounded in June from a decline in May as production of cars and industrial chemicals increased, suggesting economic expansion may be on a more stable footing...

[TOKYO] Japan's regular pay in May grew at the fastest pace in more than 17 years and real wage growth turned positive for the first time in five months, suggesting the country's recent...

[TOKYO] Japanese big manufacturers'business confidence improved in June from three months ago, the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly "tankan" survey showed on Monday,...

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Monday that the sweet spot that the Japanese economy is now in - boosted chiefly by external demand and fiscal stimulus - may not last long unless...

[TOKYO] Japan's exports surged in May by the fastest in more than two years on bigger shipments of cars and steel, an encouraging sign that robust overseas demand will support economic growth...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said on Thursday it would be hard for the central bank to release scenarios on how it could withdraw its monetary stimulus in the future.

[GIFU, Japan] The Bank of Japan will not face big losses in the long run when it eventually begins to tighten monetary policy, board member Yutaka Harada said on Thursday, seeking to address concerns...

[TOKYO] Japanese factory output rose 4.0 per cent in April from the previous month, official figures showed on Wednesday, bolstering data indicating the world's third-largest economy is finally...

[TOKYO] Japan should use targeted measures to push wages and inflation higher instead of deploying additional monetary or fiscal stimulus, said Takatoshi Ito, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.