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Think you know Japan? Checking behind the nation's average life expectancy and more!

Everyone has heard the rumor that Japanese people live really long – but what are the actual numbers, how old do the Japanese really get? And is …

Japan

100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki in 3 Day Art Show

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated …

Art

Japan’s economy rebounds as consumers, companies spend more

TOKYO — Japan’s economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter as consumers and businesses stepped up spending, the government said …

Economy

Hard Rock Prefers Hokkaido Prefecture for Japan IR – Bloomberg

QuickTakes<p>Bloomberg QuickTake provides context and background on issues of interest.<p>More episodes and clips<p>03:25How a Bribe-Taking U.S. Informant …

Japan

BOJ lays some groundwork but still far from stimulus exit - Reuters poll

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo<p>By Kaori Kaneko<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - A third of economists polled …

Economy

How to End Japan’s Deflation? Abolish Cash

Monetary medicine in Japan is keeping the economy alive, but with nasty side effects. The search for a new cure should begin with a simple question: What if the Bank of Japan were to throw out its money-printing presses?<p>Instead of pushing more yen into an economy that has already absorbed a …

Bank of Japan

Abenomics Looks a Lot Like Reaganomics

Explaining Japan’s economy to Western audiences is hard.<p>One big reason for this is that explaining something as large and complex as a $5 trillion economy is an inherently difficult task -- there are a lot of conflicting trends, regional differences and other wrinkles. A second reason is that Japan …

Economics

Japan's Lowflation Problem

If ever there were evidence that very low interest rates and QE don’t work, it is in Japan. Japan’s inflation rate has been on the floor for most of the last quarter-century. So have its interest rates. And the Bank of Japan has been doing QE longer than any other central bank: its first experiment …

Bank of Japan

BOJ says rising female, senior workers keeping inflation low

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo<p>By Leika Kihara<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - An increase in the number of …

Economics

Japan still has great influence on global financial markets

IT IS the summer of 1979 and Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the everyman-hero of John Updike’s series of novels, is running a car showroom in Brewer, …

Financial Markets

BOJ Officially Commits To Decoupling From The Fed

<i>By Jesper Koll</i><p>The Bank of Japan (BOJ) de facto eased policy at this week's board meeting. They introduced "forward guidance" on top of their …

Bank of Japan

Women, Seniors to Blame for Keeping a Lid on Japan’s Wages

Employers are finding it relatively easy to attract the elderly and women to jobs without dangling big pay increases, the central bank finds<p>TOKYO—The Bank of Japan has pointed the finger at a new culprit for stubbornly low wage growth: women and seniors, who are flooding into the workforce at …

Bank of Japan

Kai Sengokuhara Adds a Touch of Luxury to under-the-radar Japanese Resort Town Hakone

The new ryokan is an ideal home base for overstimulated city slickers looking to slow down and soak up Hakone’s idyllic atmosphere.<p>Just a short train …

Japan

Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics echo through the city’s 2020 games

TOKYO — Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Stadium — the late-architect Kenzo Tange’s masterpiece from Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics — and pictured …

Japan

This Famous New York Steak House Will Open In Tokyo

When I think of a famous steak New York stake house, there’s one that comes to mind and it’s actually located in Brooklyn, NY. Peter Luger Steak …

Japan

Japan Legalizes Casino Gambling

Legislation offers companies such as Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts their first chance to open in Japan<p>TOKYO—Japan legalized casino gambling and cleared the way for three casino resorts, giving companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp. and MGM Resorts International their first chance to open in the …

MGM Resorts International

Why the Tokyo property market's best years are still ahead

More than 25 years after its bubble economy burst in spectacular fashion, Japan is still seen by many as a kind of economic cautionary tale, a …

Real Estate

Get it at Tokyu Hands! Top 10 Kitchen Goods that are Cute, Creative, and Convenient!

Tokyu Hands is a department store chain that is filled with cute, creative, and convenient goodies, from arts and crafts supplies to living goods, …

Top 10

Fruit picking grows in popularity among foreign visitors to Japan

Tourist farms in Japan have been attracting hordes of foreign visitors who are placing fruit picking high on their travel itineraries as the global …

One in ten Tokyoites in their 20s are now foreigners

Why Japan is going to accept more foreign workers

FOREIGN cashiers and carers are now a fact of life in Japan, especially in urban areas. The number of foreign workers has risen fast recently, to …

Japan's Wage Gains Finally Take Off as Labor Shortage Bites

The pace of wage gains in Japan is accelerating markedly, thanks to the exceptionally tight labor market.<p>Earnings jumped in May as the results of …

World Cup 2018: Japan supporters continue to pick up litter after watching Brazil's defeat to Belgium

JAPAN may have been dumped out of the World Cup but their fans continue to steal the show.<p>A small minority of their supporters remained in Russia to …

Japanese companies could gain from U.S.-China trade tensions, says John Vail | Reuters.com

Nikko Asset Management's chief global strategist tells Reuters' Fred Katayama Japan's market outlook is good with valuations low and corporate profits strong despite investor concerns about poor demographics.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Nikko Asset Management's chief global strategist tells …

Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers

WHEN Sakura no Mori hospital and care home in Kawaguchi, 20km north of Tokyo, hired its first foreign workers six years ago, some of the patients …

Japan Government Adviser Calls for More Fiscal Stimulus

Japan needs more fiscal stimulus ahead of a planned sales tax hike, according to Susumu Takahashi, an economic adviser to the government and chairman …

Tokyo overtook London as the World’s busiest real estate market in 2018 | Investor

Tokyo overtook London as the world’s busiest real estate market in the first quarter of 2018, with mega-deals and an unusually positive economic …

Demand for foreign workers may soften Japan's immigration rules

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shinichiro Tsukada says his small plastering company in Tokyo wouldn’t survive without the 22 Chinese and Vietnamese workers who make up half his payroll.<p>Piyapong Pottanagittigool from Thailand catches a cabbage tossed by his compatriot Chanta Vantanee as they work at Green Leaf …

Coinbase Wants to Pounce on Another Cryptocurrency Paradise: Japan

The San Francisco-based company doesn’t have a significant presence in Asia<p>Coinbase Inc., the operator of the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, is setting up shop in Japan, where much of the world’s bitcoin trading takes place.<p>The San Francisco-based company named Nao Kitazawa, a former Morgan …

Cryptocurrency

The world is running out of Japanese people

Japan is shrinking. Fast.<p>The health ministry recently announced that only 946,060 babies were born in Japan in 2017, the fewest births since official statistics began in 1899. At the same time, 1,340,433 Japanese people died last year. This means that the non-immigrant population declined by nearly …

Demographics