Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe

Japan slipped into its fourth technical recession in five years between July and September - spotlighting how the government’s “Abenomics” policies h(...)

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, is facing pressure to step up his policy drive to lift the economy out of decades of deflation. Photograph: Ma Ping/Pool via Bloomberg

Japan’s economy shrank at an annualised pace of 1.6 per cent in April-June as exports slumped and consumers cut back spending, adding pressure on pri(...)

Smoke blows from the chimney of a factory in Tokyo. The Japanese economy recorded a second straight quarter of expansion in gross domestic product

Japan’s economy expanded at its fastest pace in a year in January-March as business investment rose slightly, but goods piling up in factory warehouse(...)

Factory output unexpectedly fell and real wages marked the steepest drop in five years, underscoring the fragility of the recovery and dealing a blow to premier Shinzo Abe’s stimulus policies

Japanese annual core consumer inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in November due largely to sliding oil prices, highlighting the challenges (...)

Smoke billowing from a plant in Tokyo bay. The Japanese government now sees real gross domestic product growth at 1.2 per cent in fiscal 2014/15, versus 1.4 per cent forecast earlier this year

Japan’s government slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year due to sluggish exports and a drop in demand after the April sales(...)

Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Reuters

The Bank of Japan will aim to double the monetary base over two years through the aggressive purchase of long-term bonds, in a(...)