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Japan economic growth flat in April-June quarter: Govt

On an annualised basis, the economy expanded by a slight 0.2 percent, well off expectations for 0.7 percent growth.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe wins landslide in Upper House election

Japan PM Shinzo Abe wins landslide in Upper House election

Voters have also expressed misgivings about his cherished dream of making changes to the country's constitution, imposed by the US after Japan's defeat in World War II and which prohibits it from waging war.

62% of Japanese doubt PM Shinzo Abe's ''Abenomics''

62% of Japanese doubt PM Shinzo Abe's ''Abenomics''

At least 62 per cent of Japanese public showed their doubt about the effectiveness of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s economic policy mix dubbed "Abenomics", said the latest nationwide poll released on Monday.

Abenomics not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth

Abenomics not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth

The reform plans championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known as Abenomics, are not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth, they said, citing the persistent deflationary risks and weak investment growth.

Japan's Abe airs Abenomics 2.0 plan for $5 trillion economy

Japan's Abe airs Abenomics 2.0 plan for $5 trillion economy

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's updated plan for reviving Japan's economy and achieving a GDP target of 600 trillion yen (USD 5 trillion) suggests a recognition that earlier policies are not doing the trick.

Japan economy`s Q2 contraction a blow for 'Abenomics'

Weak domestic consumption and slow exports weighed on the world`s third largest economy, which shrank an annualised 1.6 percent, after posting growth in the previous two quarters.

Japan economy`s Q2 contraction a blow for `Abenomics`

Japan`s economy contracted 0.4 percent in the April-June quarter, official data showed Monday, underscoring how Tokyo`s "Abenomics" growth programme has yet to grain traction.

BoJ sees possible zero inflation in setback to Abenomics

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday said tumbling energy prices could push inflation to zero, marking another setback for Tokyo's attempt to stimulate the economy by conquering years of falling or stagnant prices.

Abenomics boost for Japan property shrinks back to Tokyo

In the year to July 1, commercial land prices rose 1.9 percent in Tokyo, and 1.5 percent in Osaka and Nagoya, notching up a second year of gains.

Japan PM set to launch new government, defence minister may rile China

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected by parliament on Wednesday, setting the stage for him to launch a new cabinet with a defence minister whose support for Japan having a stronger pre-emptive strike capability could rile China.

Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

Japan`s nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light to restarting two more atomic reactors in Japan, days after pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding election win.

Japan PM presses for wage rises after `Abenomics` poll win

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday stepped up pressure on business leaders to hike wages as he embarked on a renewed push to reinvigorate Japan`s economy after his weekend election triumph.

Shinzo Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he would work to convince voters of the need to revise Japan`s pacifist constitution the day after scoring a thumping election victory.

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Voters began casting ballots in Japan on Sunday for a general election likely to return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power, and billed as a referendum on his economic policy.

Fitch places Japan credit on Rating Watch Negative

Fitch Ratings on Tuesday placed Japan`s sovereign credit on Rating Watch Negative, warning that the delay in raising consumption tax would put the government`s objective of reducing the national debt at risk.

Japan PM Abe's coalition may keep super-majority in election: Media projections

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling party may increase its seats and his coalition keep its two-thirds majority in Parliament`s lower house, media projections showed, allowing him to claim a fresh mandate for his economic revival policies.

Japan kicks off election campaigning in `Abenomics referendum`

Official campaigning kicked off in Japan on Tuesday ahead of a December 14 national poll that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described as a referendum on his faltering "Abenomics" growth blitz.

Japan PM seeks referendum on "Abenomics" in snap election

 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Parliament`s lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back".

Japan PM Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house of Parliament for snap election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Parliament`s lower house for an election on Friday, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling Abenomics revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back".

Abe unveils economic revival plans for Japan

Abe promised to slash Japan`s corporate tax rate -- one of the world`s highest at up to 36 percent -- and tackle sectors long sheltered by the state.