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A sharp downturn in business investment and global demand for Japan’s exports in late 2008 pushed Japan further into a recession. Japan’s huge government debt, which totals 170% of GDP, and the aging of the population are two major long-run problems.{rss items=”5″}http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=%22Japanese+economy%22+news&go=&form=QBNR&format=rss{/rss}

Transportation in Japan

Number of Japanese Airports: 175 (2008)
country comparison to the world: 35
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Number on Japanese Phones and Internet Users

Telephones – main lines in use: 51.232 million (2007)
country comparison to the world: 5

Telephones – mobile cellular: 107.339 million (2007)
country comparison to the world: 7

Telephone system: excellent domestic and international service
domestic: high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind

International: country code – 81

Numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US

Satellite earth stations – 5 Intelsat (4 Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region), and 1 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions

Radio broadcast stations: AM 215 (plus 370 repeaters), FM 89 (plus 485 repeaters), shortwave 21 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 211 (plus 7,341 repeaters)
In addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services (1999)

Internet country code: .jp
Internet hosts:   39.909 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 2

Internet users: 88.11 million (2007)
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Nichigin: The Bank of Japan

The Bank of Japan (日本銀行, Nippon Ginkō) is the central bank of Japan. It is called Nichigin (日銀) for short.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Established in 1882
Bank Governor: Shirakawa Masaaki 白川方明 since April 2008
Base borrowing rate: 0.30%

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Traders will also be watching the Bank of Japan’s decisions. The BOJ could cut rates but it doesn’t have much room to do so. In late July, the BOJ held off on expanding stimulus, but committed ...
Posted: September 15, 2019, 11:23 am
TOKYO—The Bank of Japan is growing more open to the idea of cutting short-term interest rates deeper into negative territory, responding to global risks that are forcing other central banks to cut ...
Posted: September 13, 2019, 3:39 am
The stubbornly low inflation and heightened economic risks will keep pressure on the Bank of Japan to ease further, which could happen at a policy-setting meeting next week. The BOJ has been ...
Posted: September 12, 2019, 10:31 pm
Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday it was up to the Bank of Japan to decide what the appropriate monetary policy step should be. TOKYO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Japanese Economy ...
Posted: September 12, 2019, 7:31 pm
TOKYO — Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday it was up to the Bank of Japan to decide what the appropriate monetary policy step should be. He also told a news conference that ...
Posted: September 12, 2019, 7:07 pm
Asked how the ECB's move may affect the Bank of Japan's policy-setting meeting next week, Aso said it was up to the BOJ to decide monetary policy.
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Lenders could begin imposing maintenance fees for retail deposit account holders if the Bank of Japan deepens negative interest rates from minus 0.1%, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst Rie ...
Posted: September 12, 2019, 5:14 pm
We expect the BoJ to keep its 'QQE with yield curve control' policy unchanged at the next monetary policy meeting ending on Thursday, 19 September. The economy is still going strong, which calls for ...
Posted: September 12, 2019, 9:17 am
The monthly poll, which tracks the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) key tankan quarterly survey, found the service-sector mood improving from August - a sign solid domestic demand might offset external pains - ...
Posted: September 11, 2019, 4:07 pm
TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose to a six-week high on Wednesday as bank shares extended recent gains thanks to rising bond yields, while major exporters reaped the rewards of a ...
Posted: September 11, 2019, 12:20 am
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said cutting interest rates further into negative territory is among the bank's policy options, according to an interview with the Nikkei newspaper published on ...
Posted: September 5, 2019, 11:56 pm

ECB | Japanese yen (JPY) – Euro Foreign Exchange Rates

The European Central Bank (ECB) is responsible for monetary policy covering the 16 member States of the Eurozone. It was established by the European Union (EU) in 1998 with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Japanese Foreign Reserves and External Debt

Japan’s reserves of foreign exchange and gold:

$954.1 billion (31 December 2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 2

Japan’s External Debt:   

$1.492 trillion (30 June 2007)
country comparison to the world: 8

Stock of direct foreign investment – at home:
$139.7 billion (2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 24

Stock of direct foreign investment – abroad:
$597 billion (2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 9

Japanese Yen – US Dollar Exchange Rates:

yen (JPY) per US dollar – 103.58 (2008 estimate), 117.99 (2007), 116.18 (2006), 110.22 (2005), 108.19 (2004)

As of July 2009, 1 U.S. dollar = 94.27 Japanese yen.
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