May 27, 2021 12:07 pm
Amid the ongoing virus emergency, the debate over whether the games should proceed is intensifying. Recent opinion polls show a majority of the public against staging the Olympics this year and a number of prominent business leaders have called into question the wisdom of pressing ahead.
February 18, 2020 10:05 am
Tokyo's HIV treatment trials come as those drugs have been touted as a potential cure for the coronavirus around the world, With no therapy proven 100% effective against the virus so far, close to 1,900 people have died in the epidemic in mainland China.
November 14, 2018 11:52 am
Cabinet Office preliminary data showed seasonally adjusted gross domestic product _ the total value of a nation's goods and services _ dipped 0.3 per cent in the third quarter from the previous quarter.
June 08, 2016 11:39 am
Latest data shows that private consumption in Japan rose 0.6 per cent in January-March; a rise from an earlier estimate of 0.5 per cent.
November 16, 2015 8:39 am
The world's third-largest economy shrank an annualised 0.8 percent in July-September, more than a median market forecast for a 0.2 percent contraction, government data showed on Monday.
November 18, 2014 1:28 am
Deepens global uncertainty as growth slows in China and remains nearly flat in the 18-country euro zone.
November 17, 2014 10:43 am
Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter.
October 12, 2014 1:47 am
The Fund this week cut its 2014 global growth forecast to 3.3 per cent from 3.4 per cent.
December 25, 2013 1:54 am
Lion's share of extra revenue is ear-marked for spending on medical fees,other social welfare costs.
October 02, 2013 3:21 am
Abe said the government will raise the national sales tax to 8 per cent in April from 5 per cent.