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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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Outside of the numbers, the Bank of Japan delivered its first monetary policy decision of the year. Later on in the morning, BoJ Kuroda will also be delivering the BoJ’s press conference.
Posted: January 23, 2019, 2:11 am
The data was published hours before the Bank of Japan was due to issue a policy statement after a two-day meeting. The central bank is expected to revise down its forecasts for growth and ...
Posted: January 23, 2019, 12:11 am
BOJ and inflation struggles, what else is new in Japan? The central bank moved to cut its inflation forecasts earlier today in what looks to be another move that suggests that they are losing more and ...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:40 pm
The Bank of Japan stood pat on interest rates, as expected, and cut its inflation forecasts as an exit of a loose monetary policy now looks much further off. The bank voted 7-2 in favor of keeping ...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:35 pm
Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept its monetary policy steady on Wednesday as expected. The BOJ maintained its short-term interest rate target at minus 0.1% and trimmed its forecast for core ...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:22 pm
Investing.com - The Japanese yen traded lower on Wednesday in Asia. Official data showed a larger-than-expected drop in December export data, while the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged as ...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:39 pm
TOKYO—The Bank of Japan stood pat on policy Wednesday despite downward revisions to its price outlook, suggesting the bank is in no hurry to reach its 2% inflation target. The board decided at its fir...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:39 pm
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and cut its price projections. This bolsters market views that the central bank is in no position to rush an exit from its massive stimulus p...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:53 pm
Daytraders in Japan were befuddled this morning as they found themselves without a key source of information ahead of the Bank of Japan’s policy decision when Twitter temporarily suspended the account ...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:46 pm
It was the sharpest year-on-year decline since October 2016. The trade data underscores rising external pressure on the world's third largest economy and comes hours before the Bank of Japan delivers ...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:20 pm
TOKYO—How much is about 80? The Bank of Japan’s answers include 79, 38, and, lately, about 20. Since October 2014, the central bank has pledged to buy about ¥80 trillion ($732 billion) in Japanese gov...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 9:00 am
The Bank of Japan will hold its first monetary policy meeting of 2019 on January 22-23, and unlike this time last year when there was a real prospect of a QE exit, policymakers will probably be discus...
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:26 am

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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