The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus and suggested the sales tax should rise again to help government finances, despite market d(...)

A woman passes a store in Tokyo.  Household spending fell 5.9 per cent in July from a year earlier, new figures show.

Japanese household spending fell much more than expected and factory output remained weak in July after plunging in June, government data showed, sugg(...)

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and offered a slightly more upbeat view on overseas growth, signalling confidence the economy (...)

Smoke billowing from a plant in Tokyo bay. Japan’s economy grew an annualised 6.7 per cent in the first quarter, data showed on Monday

Japan’s first quarter growth handily beat initial estimates on an unexpected surge in capital spending, fresh signs the world’s third-biggest economy(...)

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda

The Bank of Japan has maintained its massive monetary stimulus on the view that growth in the economy and consumer prices remains on track, bu(...)

Shinzo Abe: monetary stimulus and huge fiscal spending

Asia’s second biggest economy Japan notched up a lower- than-expected economic growth rate of 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013, less (...)