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Dec 3, 2013
Japan’s government debt equals about 230 percent of its gross domestic product. To raise money to pay that down, the government will increase the national sales tax to 8 percent. Paying off massive debt seems prudent, but to avoid slowing the economy with the higher taxes, Japanese officials in the next day or so will […]
Nov 28, 2013
Today, the Japan Nikkei Index went up another 1.8 percent to get very close to a six year high.
May 23, 2013
After an electrifying run over the past several weeks, stock markets around the world are down this morning.
May 20, 2013
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.
May 16, 2013
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?
May 9, 2013
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.