Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:52
The cut was also "due to weak domestic demand following the consumption tax increase in April", the official said.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:28
The losses in the Japanese unit, which is considered a safe bet in times of economic and political uncertainty, were in line with a regional stock market rally as confidence returned to trading markets.
Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:12
A Japanese is Australia`s best medal hope in the gymnastics for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 02:34
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan`s northeast coast early Monday morning, the US Geological Survey said.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 14:14
A Japanese artist who distributed digital data that recreated her genitals with a 3D printer, has been released after spending a week in jail.
Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:21
The Japanese police raided the apartment of a provincial politician who became an Internet sensation after he was filmed crying like a toddler when confronted about his alleged misuse of public funds.
Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:44
South Korea said it would resume suspended high-level talks with Japan next week on the sensitive issue of wartime sex slaves, despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.
Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 10:58
Japan`s child poverty rate has hit a record high, according to a government survey, prompting criticism that Tokyo wasn`t doing enough to fix the problem.
Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 09:57
In an effort to strengthen the trilateral cooperation, Japan will participate in this year`s Malabar naval exercise to be held at the end of this month, with India and the US.
Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 08:49
Around 20,000 people have signed a petition online urging Japanese authorities to release Megumi Igarashi, known as the "vagina artist", arrested last Saturday for distributing obscene material.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:59
Japan`s biggest travel agency is launching a bus tour with some decidedly homegrown touches -- a flying ninja and sword-carrying samurai.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:06
Women make up 2.9 percent of manager-level and higher positions at Japanese companies employing 5,000 or more people.
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