Features by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes
Posted In: Japan, Nikkei, Shinzo Abe
Japan's Nikkei stock index closed about 16,000 for the first time since 2007.
Posted In: bbc, Japan, Nikkei, consumer confidence, China
Today, the Japan Nikkei Index went up another 1.8 percent to get very close to a six year high.
Posted In: Japan, inflation
Prices are up in Japan -- and that's a good thing.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, sales tax, debt
Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan, asia
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will now control both houses of parliament. What does the new majority mean for Abe's economic plans?
Posted In: Japan, stock market
After an electrifying run over the past several weeks, stock markets around the world are down this morning.
Posted In: Japan, Goldman Sachs, energy
Things have been electric on the Japanese stock market recently. But the country is in need of energy and is hunting for it in innovative ways.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe
Policies taken by the head of Japan are helping the country finally bounce back after decades of trouble. But is it enough -- and will it continue?
Posted In: Sony, Japan, yen
Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years. The company reported a net profit of $948 million.