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The Bank of Japan is the central bank of Japan. According to its charter, the missions of the Bank of Japan are the issuance and management of banknotes, implementation of monetary policy, and providing settlement services and ensuring the stability of the financial system.   The organization is also engaged in Treasury and government securities-related operations, international activities, and compilation of data, economic analyses and research activities.

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Nikkei Slips to New six-month Low on Wall St Slide, Ukraine Jitters
Nikkei Slips to New six-month Low on Wall St Slide, Ukraine Jitters

By Reuters

Tokyo stocks slipped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: TOYOTA, JAPAN, EARTHQUAKE, UKRAINE, MANAGEMENT, TSUNAMI

Asia Rides Wall Street Rebound, Firm Yen Hits Tokyo Stocks
Asia Rides Wall Street Rebound, Firm Yen Hits Tokyo Stocks

By Reuters

Asian shares rose in early trade on Wednesday after Wall Street reversed a three-day losing streak, but Japanese stocks dropped sharply after the yen surged on fading hopes of near-term stimulus from the Bank of Japan. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, JAPAN, RUSSIA, COPPER

Japan tech shares slip; others relieved at U.S. jobs
Asian Shares Slump, Yen Gains as Investors Await BOJ

By Reuters

Asian stocks slumped in early trading on Tuesday as Wall Street gloom cast a shadow over the session, while caution ahead of the Bank of Japan's meeting outcome limited gains of the safe-haven yen. (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, BANK OF AMERICA, MERRILL LYNCH, FIXED-INCOME, JAPAN, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

Japan tech shares slip; others relieved at U.S. jobs
Japan Tech Shares Slip; Others Relieved at U.S. Jobs

By Reuters

Japanese shares were slugged on Monday by a one-two combination of a higher yen and a selloff in the tech sector, while the euro struggled with speculation of more policy easing at home. (Apr 07)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, JAPAN, THAILAND

Asian markets outside Australia finish the week higher
Asian Stocks at Four-month High on U.S. Data

By Reuters

Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Thursday as upbeat U.S. data underpinned risk appetite, while news China is taking steps to stimulate its economy spurred Tokyo's Nikkei to a three-weak peak. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, CRUDE OIL, JAPAN, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

Pedestrians pass by an electronic board displaying stock prices, which are reflected in a polished stone surface, in Tokyo
Asian Shares Find Support Amid China Uncertainty

By Reuters

Asian markets were finding their feet on Tuesday after a rocky ride the previous session, though uncertainty about the true state of China's economy kept the mood brittle and commodity prices depressed. (Mar 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, JAPAN, PRECIOUS METAL

Asian markets outside Australia finish the week higher
Asian Shares Win Reprieve, Euro Hobbled Ahead of ECB

By Reuters

Asian shares could enjoy a reprieve on Thursday as diplomatic efforts moderate the crisis over Ukraine, while the euro comes under pressure as investors speculate whether the European Central Bank will ease policy later in the day. (Mar 06)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, BNP PARIBAS, JAPAN, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Bitcoin
Japan to Set Bitcoin Rules, Stop Banks and Brokerages from Handling

By Reuters

Japan will this week clarify the legal handling of bitcoin, people familiar with the matter said, the first sign that the government is taking action on regulating the virtual currency after the collapse last week of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange. (Mar 05)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, JAPAN, CONGRESS

Asian Shares Bounce from 4-week low
Global Shares Weaken as China Slumps, Dollar Firms after Muted Reaction to G20

By Reuters

Asian stocks dropped and the dollar firmed on Monday, as investors looked past the Group of 20's latest commitment to spur faster global growth and turned their focus back to the impact of the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus withdrawal. (Feb 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, JAPAN, COPPER, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

Japan's interior minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, (L) investigates a contaminated water tank at Fukushima.
Japan Posts Record Trade deficit, Sluggish Exports Dim Outlook

By Reuters

Japan suffered a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushed up the cost of imports and failed to substantially raise exports, suggesting that the trade-reliant economy faces a bumpy ride even as policymakers put on a brave face about the outlook. (Feb 20)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, TRADE BALANCE