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Japan inflation slows again in December as spending drops
Japan's inflation rate slipped again in December, data showed Friday, as weak consumer spending and lower energy prices weighed, dealing more challenges to Tokyo's war on deflation. Japan's core consumer inflation slowed for a fifth straight month in December, as the internal affairs ministry reported household spending fell a greater-than-expected 3.4 percent from a year ago. Prices had been on ...(1/29/2015 9:35:22 PM)
Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Elaine Lies AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said every effort was being made to secure the release of ...(1/29/2015 9:08:55 PM)
Japan carrier Skymark's shares plunge after bankruptcy filing
Shares in Japan's Skymark Airlines lost a quarter of their value on Thursday after the struggling carrier filed for bankruptcy protection, citing potentially crippling penalties over a cancelled $2.2 billion jet order with Airbus. The embattled airline's shares dropped 25 percent to 237 yen ($2) -- their daily loss limit -- as investors reacted to news late Wednesday that Japan's third-largest ...(1/29/2015 2:24:59 AM)
Factory data shows Japan economy turning corner on recession
Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike. Data released Friday showed ...(1/29/2015 9:23:39 PM)
Japan's fast-food chains face new headache
Already reeling from a handful of scandals, Japan's fast-food industry faces a new problem: diners are no longer heading out for meals like they used to.(1/28/2015 9:02:24 PM)
Japan Limps Out of Recession With December Production Gain
While household spending fell and inflation slowed in December, the labor market continued to tighten, with the ratio of jobs to applicants rising to the highest in more than two decades and the unemployment rate falling to the lowest since August 1997. The improving job market reduces immediate pressure on central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to add monetary stimulus as tumbling oil prices ...(1/29/2015 9:34:11 PM)
Mixed data from Japan as inflation flat, jobless rate falls
Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike. Data released Friday showed ...(1/29/2015 8:48:49 PM)
China media: Japan's IS hostage crisis
Spotlight on Japan's efforts to free its citizen Kenji Goto, being held by Islamic State militants.(1/29/2015 2:45:29 AM)
Japan's Skymark Airlines files for bankruptcy: statement
Japan's Skymark Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, as the struggling carrier faces potentially massive penalties over a cancelled $2.2 billion jet order with Airbus. The filing came less than a month after Japan's third-biggest airline said the European aircraft maker was planning to sue it over the collapsed deal. "The company came to the conclusion that it will be extremely ...(1/28/2015 10:11:09 AM)
Edo Japan Gives Back to Food Banks Across Canada
Edo Japan, an Alberta-based restaurant known for its hot, fast and delicious Teppan-style food, is donating $14,900 to Edmonton's Food Bank today following their community-centric 'Simply Better' holiday ...(1/28/2015 10:00:00 AM)
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