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TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's government is expected to issue a third state of emergency on Tokyo and three western prefectures that could last for about two weeks, according to media reports, underscoring its struggle to deal with a surge in new COVID-19 case numbers.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, widely expected to become prime minister next week, said on Saturday he will consider topping up payouts to households and companies to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a frontrunner to be the next prime minister, said he would like the central bank to continue its ultra-loose monetary policy as the economy is still struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday voiced his readiness to have the central bank take additional monetary easing steps to protect jobs, if he were to become prime minister.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The growing likelihood that Yoshihide Suga will succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's new premier may be a mixed blessing for the country's central bank.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to step down on Friday because of worsening health will formally put an end to his "Abenomics" strategy, which tried to revive the world's third-largest economy after decades of stagnation.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The abrupt resignation of Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, triggered an election in his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to replace him as its president, followed by a vote in parliament to elect a new prime minister.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei fell as much as 2% before recouping some losses and the yen rose on Friday on news that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was set to resign.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, visited a Tokyo hospital on Monday, as concerns grew over his ability to continue in his post, because of health issues and fatigue from handling the coronavirus crisis.
TOKYO, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Japan's current account surplus dropped to a more than five-year low in the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic took a severe toll on the nation's exports, the government said in a report on Tuesday.