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BOJ policy should be set ‘comprehensively,’ not just for yen: Kishida

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Prime minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday that monetary policy should be decided “comprehensively,” not just to address the yen’s recent slide. The comment [...] » More

Yoon’s office reviewing Japan’s proposal for four-way summit with Australia, NZ

Yoon’s office reviewing Japan’s proposal for four-way summit with Australia, NZ

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

The presidential office is reviewing Japan’s proposal for a four-way summit with the leaders of Australia and New Zealand on the sidelines of a NATO gathering in Spain [...] » More

Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban is not unconstitutional in LGBTQ rights blow

Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban is not unconstitutional in LGBTQ rights blow

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

A Japanese court ruled on Monday that a ban on same-sex marriage was not unconstitutional, dealing a setback to LGBTQ rights activists in the only Group of Seven nation that [...] » More

Japan school to expand in preparation for TSMC’s entry to Kumamoto: report

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

An international school in Japan will build additions to accommodate an expected influx of Taiwanese students when Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) completes a [...] » More

Tokyo reports 1,076 COVID cases on June 20

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Japan’s capital recorded 1,076 coronavirus infections on June 20 after registering 1,622 cases the day before, the Tokyo Metropolitan government announced. Of the **** [...] » More

Japan retains economic assessment, warns of prolonged war in Ukraine

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

The Japanese government on Monday kept intact its key assessment that the economy continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic fallout, but warned of the impact of a [...] » More

Japan court rules banning same-sex marriage not unconstitutional

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 5:02 AM

A Japanese court dismissed Monday a damages lawsuit claiming the government’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in contrast to a ruling last year that [...] » More

Nikkei ends at 5-week low on fears over US rate hikes, economy

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Tokyo’s Nikkei index ended at a five-week low on Monday on concerns over a worsening of the US economy as the Federal Reserve is expected to maintain its aggressive [...] » More

PM Kishida, BOJ chief discuss rapid fall of yen as ‘matter of concern’

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Prime minister Fumio Kishida and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Monday discussed the yen’s rapid depreciation against the US dollar, with the two seeing the [...] » More

China, Japan set for another round of high-level talk on maritime affairs; results likely to be ‘very limited’

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | GlobalTimes | 5:02 AM

China and Japan are expected to hold another round of high-level consultations on maritime affairs on Thursday, Japanese media reported on Saturday. However, Chinese experts [...] » More

42pct want opposition bloc to gain seats in July Japan upper house election: poll

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Forty-two percent of respondents to a June 18 Mainichi Shimbun and Social Survey Research centre opinion poll said they wanted opposition parties to gain seats in [...] » More

Japan PM eyes meeting with Korea, Australia, New Zealand to counter China, Yomiuri reports

Japan PM eyes meeting with Korea, Australia, New Zealand to counter China, Yomiuri reports

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Today | 5:02 AM

Japan’s prime minister Fumio Kishida is considering a summit with leaders of South Korea, Australia and New Zealand on the sidelines of a June NATO meeting in a show of [...] » More

Japan looks at introducing joint custody amid rise in divorce rate

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

A subcommittee at the Ministry of Justice has decided to propose introducing a joint custody system for divorced couples with children in Japan. The current Civil Code [...] » More

42pct want opposition bloc to gain seats in July Japan upper house election: poll

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Mainichi | 5:02 AM

Forty-two percent of respondents to a June 18 Mainichi Shimbun and Social Survey Research centre opinion poll said they wanted opposition parties to gain seats in [...] » More

Food prices rising in Japan, cooking oil up 1.5-fold on year

21-Jun-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 5:02 AM

Food manufacturers in Japan have been hiking prices as a result of rising raw material and crude oil costs, data showed Monday, dealing a blow to households already hit by [...] » More