Japan Economy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18989/all en Hyperventilation alert: China tops Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/china-economy/hyperventilation-alert-china-tops-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So what else is new? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/business/global/14yen.html?ref=business">headlines are popping today</a> as China has &quot;officially&quot; usurped Japan as the world&#39;s second-largest economy.</p> <p> The reason, of course, is part of a longer-term trend: Japan is hurting; China is growing.</p> <p> Here&#39;s how the New York Times artfully spelled it out today:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/china-economy/hyperventilation-alert-china-tops-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Japan Economy Macro Mon, 14 Feb 2011 20:27:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5616162 at http://www.globalpost.com Major earthquake jolts Japan, as Fukushima evacuation zone widened (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110411/japan-nuclear-earthquake-tsunami-aftershock-monday-video <p> The quake swayed buildings in Tokyo and triggered several landslides in the city of Iwaki, including one that buried three houses and trapped four people inside.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110411/japan-nuclear-earthquake-tsunami-aftershock-monday-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy Japan Tsunami Global Economy Japan Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:42:50 +0000 News Desk 5636838 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese prime minister survives no-confidence vote (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110602/japan-naoto-kan-election-prime-minister <p> His resignation would force Japan to elect its sixth prime minister in five years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110602/japan-naoto-kan-election-prime-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy Japan Tsunami Politics Japan Thu, 02 Jun 2011 17:08:00 +0000 News Desk 5648857 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan restricts green tea shipments because of radiation contamination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110603/japan-bans-radioactive-gree-tea-exports <p> Green tea leaves are the most recent Japanese agricultural product to be affected by problems surrounding the still-damaged Fukushima plant</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110603/japan-bans-radioactive-gree-tea-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy Japan Tsunami Nuclear Travel/Tourism Asia-Pacific Food & Drink Energy Culture & Lifestyle Japan Health Fri, 03 Jun 2011 08:31:40 +0000 News Desk 5648979 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo's Summer Olympics bid to include quake-hit areas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110625/earthquake-japan-nuclear-tokyo-olympics-fukushima <p> Tsunekazu Takeda, the Japan Olympic Committee chief, said he wants the 2020 Summer Games to be a &ldquo;symbol of recovery&rdquo; for Japan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110625/earthquake-japan-nuclear-tokyo-olympics-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Japan Economy Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Nuclear Sports Japan Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5655719 at http://www.globalpost.com Radiation poses newly discovered danger to children in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110701/radiation-danger-children-japan <p> The survey found 1.13 becquerels of caesium-134 per litre of urine in an 8-year-old girl &mdash; the highest reading for that isotope. The highest reading for caesium-137 (1.30 becquerels) was in a 7-year-old boy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110701/radiation-danger-children-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy Japan Tsunami Energy Japan Science Technology Sat, 02 Jul 2011 01:03:00 +0000 News Desk 5667586 at http://www.globalpost.com 6.2-magnitude quake hits Fukushima, as nuclear chief visits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110725/japan-earthquake-fukushima-tokyo-nuclear-Yukiya-Amano <p> Tremors were felt in Tokyo, about 150 miles away from the prefecture, although there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties, and no tsunami warning was issued.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110725/japan-earthquake-fukushima-tokyo-nuclear-Yukiya-Amano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Energy Japan Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:12:00 +0000 News Desk 5671340 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan: New prime minister, same problems http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110829/japanese-pm-yoshihiko-noda-election-debt <p> TOYKO &mdash; Choosing a new prime minister has become as much an annual rite of Japanese life as sipping sake beneath the cherry blossoms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110829/japanese-pm-yoshihiko-noda-election-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy World Leaders Elections Energy Japan Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:39:00 +0000 Justin McCurry 5674158 at http://www.globalpost.com “Lonely deaths” in Japan raise questions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120224/lonely-deaths-japan-spark-questions <p> Japan&#39;s aging population combined with an ailing economy and increasing urban isolation has led to more cases of &quot;lonely deaths.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120224/lonely-deaths-japan-spark-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy Japan Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:30:10 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5693299 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's 'Madoff' moment after asset firm loses billions in pensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120224/asset-management-company-loses-25-billion-what-may-be-japans-mado <p> Japan&#39;s authorities ordered a halt to all operations of the asset management company, AIJ, on Friday, after fraud allegations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120224/asset-management-company-loses-25-billion-what-may-be-japans-mado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> japan Japan Economy Business Japan Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:27:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5693382 at http://www.globalpost.com Can Sony get its mojo back? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120610/sony-business-economy-rising-yen <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">OSAKA &mdash; Is Sony the victim of forces beyond its control, or a corporate icon felled by complacency? P</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">robably both. The company has faced natural disasters in Japan and Thailand since last March and its profits have been dented by the yen&#39;s rise against the dollar. Many analysts&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">barely recognize Sony as the company that once epitomized Japanese innovation and quality with Walkmen and TVs.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120610/sony-business-economy-rising-yen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Japan Economy Japan Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:00:16 +0000 Justin McCurry 5707389 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's prime minister takes economic action, but risks popularity with his party and his people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120627/japan-noda-tax-raise-economy <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">TOKYO &mdash; Japan&#39;s prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, has made raising taxes to tackle the country&#39;s debt woes the cornerstone of his economic policy. This week, he duly won parliament&#39;s backing for a controversial rise in sales tax. Yet the measure could sink his administration.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/120627/japan-noda-tax-raise-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy World Leaders Global Economy Japan Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:43:24 +0000 Justin McCurry 5709623 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese economy shrinks: Is the Bank of Japan to blame? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/121112/contraction-japanese-economy-bank-of-japan-yen-dollar <p>Japan released third-quarter GDP figures today, revealing the fastest pace of contraction in the Japanese economy since the devastating earthquake that took a heavy toll in April of 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/121112/contraction-japanese-economy-bank-of-japan-yen-dollar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy World Leaders Business Global Economy Japan Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:02:00 +0000 Matthew Boesler, Business Insider 5725749 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan’s ‘Abenomics’ — sugar high or national revival? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130711/japan-economy-shinzo-abe-citigroup <div id="cke_pastebin"> Natsuki Ohshima, 24, has found a gem. Straight out of college, he has scored a professional job as a corporate recruiter.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> His generation, born in the 1980s, has grown up in the midst of economic stagnation lasting two decades. So even he admits that landing a corporate job at such a young age is unusual.</div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130711/japan-economy-shinzo-abe-citigroup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy World Leaders Want to Know Global Economy Japan Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:06:15 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 5881574 at http://www.globalpost.com Here's the missing piece in Japan's growth puzzle: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/130812/heres-the-missing-piece-japans-growth-puzzle <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Japan&#39;s disappointing growth figures for the second quarter highlight the absence of a factor crucial to a sustained revival in the world&#39;s third largest economy: a turnaround in corporate investment.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">The economy grew 0.6 percent quarter on quarter in the April to June period, lower than expectations for 0.9 percent growth. The large miss was driven by an unexpected decline in capital expenditure, which fell 0.1 percent, compared with forecasts for a rise of 0.7 percent, and a reduction in private sector inventories. Inventories subtracted 0.3 percent percentage point to growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/130812/heres-the-missing-piece-japans-growth-puzzle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Economy Business Want to Know Japan Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:20:53 +0000 Ansuya Harjani, CNBC 5908216 at http://www.globalpost.com