Japan's economic plans: Sales tax plus stimulus

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…

In Tokyo, a restaurant toasts Fukushima every night

Mar 12, 2013
One Tokyo restaurant is dedicated to Fukushima. It serves food and dishes from the region. Many of its customers are volunteers in the area destroyed by the tsunami two years ago. And it dedicates its profits to relief efforts.

Olympus escapes delisting on stock exchange... For now

Dec 14, 2011
Japanese camera maker Olympus has been in trouble recently over alleged fraud. It met a deadline to avoid being delisted on the Tokyo stock exchange, but it isn't out of the woods yet.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt stock markets reopen, more water warnings in Tokyo

Mar 23, 2011
Tokyo health officials said today radiation levels are higher in the water supply there. Those officials are recommending people not give tap wat...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Gaddafi's gold supply, UAW meets, oil prices back up

Mar 22, 2011
Here are some of the headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and around the web. Germany is calling for the European Union to impose a fu...

Mid-day Update: More on Japan, goodbye Zune

Mar 15, 2011
On today's show, Marketplace continued to follow the effects of Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Japanese government is monitoring the...

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