Japan, China to hold bilateral finance dialogue in May: Aso

TOKYO Japan and China will hold a bilateral finance dialogue on May 6 on the sidelines of the annual gathering of the Asian Development Bank in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday. The dialogue will be attended by ... ( read original story ...)

Japan economy likely to grow at pace: BOJ

TOKYO: Japan’s economy is expected to continue growing at a pace well above its potential, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said. Kuroda made the comments at a press conference after the central bank upgraded its assessment of the country’s ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese Yen: Disappointing Data Add to Downside Pressure

As predicted here a week ago, the Japanese Yen declined last week and there's little sign yet that the trend is about to change. According to the Bank of Japan, the outlook for the economy is improving and inflation is picking up, but there was no ... ( read original story ...)

Man gets 8 years in Internet banking deception case

A court has sentenced a man to eight years in prison for illegally obtaining the internet banking passwords and account details of other people and using the information to illegally remit money, but was found not guilty of "free riding" his neighbor's Wi ... ( read original story ...)