Articles by Tamawa Kadoya

Japan's Economy Beats Expectations

  • 19 May 04
  • Reuters
Japan's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the first three months of the year as rising business investment and consumer spending helped to broaden an export-led recovery.

Tokyo Faces Growing Reform Hostility

  • 28 October 02
  • Reuters
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's government will this week unveil a package focusing on the nation's non-performing loan problem, but there are signs that harsh action on the banking sector will be watered down amid fierce political opposition.

Koizumi Feels Heat Over Bank Reform

  • 22 October 02
  • Reuters
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi came under pressure Monday to balance tough reforms with policies to limit the economic shock in a policy package due this week aimed at fixing banks and halting years of deflation.

Japanese Joblessness Climbs to New High

  • 30 January 02
  • Reuters
Japan's unemployment rate climbed to a record high for the fourth straight month in December and household spending sagged, providing little hope that the world's second-largest economy will pull out of recession any time soon.

Japan Cuts Spending as Moody's Downgrades

  • 05 December 01
  • Reuters
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's government laid out guidelines for Japan's fiscal 2002-03 budget Tuesday amid a torrent of reminders about the nation's tattered public finances, including yet another credit rating downgrade.

Japan Unveils $20Bln in Spending

  • 22 November 01
  • Reuters
Japan's government said Wednesday it will spend a fresh 2.5 trillion yen ($20.39 billion) to buoy the ailing economy by tapping a special fund to avoid breaking its pledge to limit fresh bond issuance.