Japanese economy may contract more

TOKYO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Japanese economy, already in recession, may contract further in the next fiscal year, the government indicated Tuesday.

Japan seeks budget for stimulus package

TOKYO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Japanese economic stimulus package will be funded with a supplementary budget instead through deficit-covering bonds, it was announced Friday.
Fukuda orders stimulus package

Fukuda orders stimulus package

TOKYO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, faced with economic slowdown amid rising oil and food prices, Monday ordered an economic stimulus package.

Fukuda reshuffles Cabinet

TOKYO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda replaced 13 of the 17 members of his Cabinet Friday.

Abe remains in hospital

TOKYO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly was on intravenous drip for the sixth day Tuesday at a Tokyo hospital to treat his stomach ailment.

Japanese prime minister hospitalized

TOKYO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hospitalized Thursday for treatment of a gastrointestinal disorder, a report said.

Abe reshuffles Japanese Cabinet

TOKYO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has named one of his harshest critics to the Cabinet in a shake-up aimed at reviving his weakened administration.

Koizumi calls on officials to forgo bonus

TOKYO, April 28 (UPI) -- Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has called on governors and mayors to decline their retirement bonuses because he regards them as excessive. "The retirement allowances for governors and mayors are too high. I don't need one, so we should urge the

Tokyo Stock Exchange upgrades

TOKYO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Embarrassed by a recent mishap, the Tokyo Stock Exchange has announced it has raised the number of stock trades that its computer system can handle. From the current limit of 4.5 million daily transactions, the TSE said Sunday the system now can deal with

Koizumi rearranges ruling party leaders

TOKYO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi appointed former Agriculture Minister Tsutomu Takebe as ruling Liberal Democratic Party secretary-general Monday.