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  • World Rugby award goes to former Japan Prime Minister Mori
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  • Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth
  • Japan retail sales growth slows, likely a drag on third quarter GDP
  • Drawing a 150-year story line
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  • Japan exports up in October, yet lacks momentum to erase deficits
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  • Japan's economy contracts more than expected in Q3
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  • South Korea suffers from its alternating approach toward Japan

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  • Japan Post weighs cuts to next-day delivery

    Minister of Justice


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  • Japan's justice minister apologizes for erroneous data on foreign ...
  • Justice in Cambodia

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  • Japan's foreign workers increasingly join labor unions

    Minister of Infrastructure


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    Minister of Sports


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    Permanent Representative to the UN


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  • Diplomats take aim at delay in UN Security Council reform

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    Chairman of Supreme Court


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  • Japan's opposition party prepares LGBTI anti-discrimination bill

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Japan GDP - Not Bad, But No Room For Complacency
  • Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth
  • Japan retail sales growth slows, likely a drag on third quarter GDP
  • Japan Q3 GDP growth plunges to three-year low at 1.2%
  • Japan Q3 2018 GDP - Blame It On The Weather
  • Fast Asia Open: Japan CPI, Singapore GDP
  • Japan GDP Data Due On Wednesday
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    Investment

  • Japan Investment Corp. Looks for Global PE Partnerships
  • Japan, India leaders build ties amid trade, security worries
  • Experts to discuss strategic India-Japan ties on Monday
  • Female Vietnamese academician receives Japan's noble order
  • More than 30 Goldman Sachs executives reviewed 1MDB deals
  • Why Japan is now even better value
  • US Goes to the Polls
  • In Tokyo, Pence praises US-Japan alliance as 'model' for Asian ...
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    Demographics

  • Japan's Government Could Pay People $27000 to Move Away From ...
  • Drawing a 150-year story line
  • Japan: With Abe Retained As PM, Japan Aims To Lead The Region
  • Commentary: Genuine immigration reform still alien to Japan
  • With $30 Million Funding, GOQii Plans to Aid Japan's Healthcare ...
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    Export/Import

  • Japan exports up in October, but not enough to erase deficit
  • Japan's exports to rebound in October, core CPI steady: Reuters poll
  • Japan exports rebound in Oct, driven by cars bound for US
  • Japan's Economy Hit by Natural Disasters and Trade Frictions
  • Japan exports up in October, yet lacks momentum to erase deficits
  • Can Japan Raise the Sales Tax Without Tanking Growth?
  • Japan's economy contracts more than expected in Q3
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    Public Spending

  • Japan's Intake of Foreign Workers is Bandage to Chronically ill Society
  • Record Japan budget passes parliament, focus turns to mid-year ...
  • Japan plans record budget spending, less new debt in fiscal 2018 ...
  • In pods we trust: Japan on a budget
  • Unlike Trump's Tax Reform, Japan's Taxation Plan Is Neither Bold ...
  • Indian Unicorn Oyo Rooms to Enter Japan, Budget Hotel Chain ...
  • Japan 2017: 7 days for P40,000 and some change
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    Public Debt

  • Japan | Debt market's secret probed as more bonds go unsold
  • Debt, Not Trade War, Is China's Biggest Problem
  • A Big Secret in Japan Debt Market Is Getting Harder to Keep
  • Managing Japan's debt and the financial risks
  • When Will Japan's Debt Crisis Implode?
  • When it comes to government debt levels, one nation stands out ...
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria's $76 million ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-08-10JPGDP Private Consumption QoQ Prel Q2-0.10%00
    2018-08-10JPGDP Price Index YoY Prel Q20.50%00
    2018-08-10JPGDP Growth Rate QoQ Prel Q2-0.20%0.20%00
    2018-08-10JPGDP Growth Annualized Prel Q2-0.60%0.90%00
    2018-08-10JPGDP Capital Expenditure QoQ Prel Q20.30%00
    2018-08-10JPGDP External Demand QoQ Prel Q20.10%00
    2018-08-10JPPPI MoM JUL0.20%00
    2018-08-10JPPPI YoY JUL2.80%2.80%00
    2018-08-10JPTertiary Industry Index MoM JUN0.10%00
    2018-08-09JPForeign Bond Investment 04/AUG?526.5B? 323.3B00