Japan & Korea

Japan ups economy assessment

Japan’s government raised its assessment of the economy for the first time in eight months in March, but emphasised that the risk of prolonged deflation choking off the nation’s nascent re…

Japan protests over tuna ban plan

There has been protest in Japan over a proposed ban on international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, a day after the European Union agreed to back the plan.
Wholesalers held a protest at Tokyo’s…

Japan’s economic growth rate cut

Japan’s Cabinet Office said the economy expanded by 0.9 percent between October and December of last year, down from its initial estimate of 1.1 percent.
The country continues to face the proble…

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