Japan's annual core consumer inflation ticked up slightly in August but remained distant from the central bank's two percent target, suggesting that monetary policy will stay ultra-loose for the time being.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to hold talks with President Hassan Rouhani later this month in New York following the US reimposition of sanctions against Iran, a Japanese government source said on Sunday.
Three-quarters of Japanese companies have no female senior executives and the vast majority say women account for less than 10 percent of management, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring an uphill battle for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ‘Womenomics’ push.
At least one person was killed and 32 were missing, Japanese media reported, after a powerful earthquake paralyzed the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents.
Japan began on Wednesday to clean up after a powerful typhoon killed 11 people, injured hundreds and stranded thousands at a flooded airport, though when the airport in an industrial and tourist hub might reopen was not clear.
Japan is known for its abundance of centenarians and can now lay claim to having the world's oldest living married couple, with a combined age of 208 — a feat the wife credits to her patience during 80 years of marriage.
A government survey showed on Tuesday that men passed entrance exams more than women at nearly 80 percent of medical schools polled after a medical university in Tokyo admitted last month to altering exam scores to limit the enrollment of female students.
A typhoon that forecasters warned could be the strongest to hit Japan in 25 years has barreled directly towards the western part of the country, sparking warnings of violent winds and prompting rail operators to scrap services.