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The Euro and yen have been beneficiaries of a weak US dollar, dragging other currencies such as the kiwi higher, but that rally paused as Japan's finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters big swings in currencies were problematic, while European central bank council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau ...
Earlier today Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso commented that he did not see problems with the USDJPY hovering around 110.80 yen. However, he admitted that big swings in currencies would be problematic. Yesterday's Eurozone trade balance showed that despite the strong Euro, trade surplus rose ...

Also on Tuesday, Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso said that the did not see problems with the dollar hovering around 110.80 yen, but that big swings in currencies would be problematic. In other news, Japanese PPI came in a disappointing 3.1%. traders were looking for an increase of 3.3%. Japanese ...
Former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has hinted that he will carefully study the political landscape before deciding whether to run for president of the ruling Liberal Democratic party in September. Kishida spoke with Deputy Prime Minister and finance Minister Taro Aso on Monday. Kishida is ...
In the second round of the high-level economic dialogue in Washington last October, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who lead the framework, said they "would intensify work to achieve further progress in the near term on bilateral trade issues." The Trump ...

Noda's response -- "I want to model myself after Junichiro Koizumi, who became prime minister on his third run, or Taro Aso, for whom it took four tries" -- demonstrates her attitude that it's par for the course to lose on the first attempt. However, for lawmakers who are going against the policies of their ...
Kono belongs to the Aso faction led by Deputy Prime Minister and finance Minister Taro Aso, and is also close to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. As a result, Kono quickly surfaced as a dominant faction candidate to succeed the prime minister. Both Kishida and Abe were first elected to the House ...
... to a similar plan to create a National Comprehensive Media arts Center, for which some 11.7 billion yen was pledged before the project was scrapped in 2009 following Democratic party of Japan politician Yukio Hatoyama's replacement of Liberal Democratic Party member Taro Aso as prime minister.
central banks across Asia have expressed varying concerns on cryptocurrencies. South Korea's FSS Governor Choe Heung-sik said in December that he does not recognize cryptocurrencies as substitutes for money and even ruled out regulating its trade. For his part, Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso ...
... to create a National Comprehensive Media arts Center, for which some 11.7 billion yen (US$104.5 million) was pledged before the project was scrapped in 2009 following Democratic party of Japan politician Yukio Hatoyama's replacement of Liberal Democratic Party member Taro Aso as prime minister.
One of his government's first attempts to translate Abe's vision into reality was made by then-Foreign Minister Taro Aso, who unveiled the concept of the "Arc of Freedom and Prosperity" in one of his first speeches as foreign minister in November 2006. In that speech, Aso spoke of the Abe government's ...
Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso was on the wires last hour, via Reuters, noting that the stocks are rising at a faster pace. He cites global economic recovery as a key factor behind the global stocks surge. Meanwhile, the Nikkei 225 index sits at its highest levels since 1991 near 23,820, up +0.44% on ...
Even the most bullish of Nikkei investors can't make a good case that finance Minister Taro Aso is up to the job of reinventing the economy. And how many Japanese could, with all due respect, name top economic officials Hiroshige Seko or Toshimitsu Motegi? Along with external forces, Japan's growth is ...
A similar initiative was budgeted in 2009 under the administration of then-Prime Minister Taro Aso. But opposition parties criticized it as a project to build a "state-run manga cafe." They also pointed out that facilities such as the Kyoto International Manga Museum already exist. Following a change of ...
Japan's finance Minister Taro Aso, right, poses before tolling a bell during a ceremony marking the start of this year's trading in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Eugene Hoshiko. Global stocks rise on strong European, Chinese data. Visitors stand near an electronic stock board ...
About 300 people, including finance Minister Taro Aso and representatives of the securities industry, attended. During the ceremony, Akira Kiyota, Chief Executive Officer of Japan Exchange Group Inc., which operates the TSE, noted that 2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. He mentioned "inu ...

Taro Aso (1st L), Japan's deputy prime minister and minister of finance, holds a hammer to ring a bell during the ceremony which kicked off the first trading day of 2018 at the Tokyo stock exchange in Tokyo Jan. 4, 2018. Tokyo shares opened sharply higher Thursday on the first trading day of 2018, tracking ...
He likely has the backing of the LDP's largest faction, led by Hiroyuki Hosoda and to which Abe formerly belonged. The party's second-largest faction led by Taro Aso, and the fifth-largest 'faction' led by Toshihiro Nikai, are also expected to support the prime minister. At the moment, Abe appears to be on top ...
The Japan-US high-level economic dialogue, being led by Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who doubles as finance minister, and US Vice President Mike Pence, will likely continue to become the main stage for bilateral economic discussions in 2018. It will be closely watched as Japan could ...
I have a question about bitcoin. In the U.S. the listing of Bitcoin futures have been approved, and it has been announced that its trading will begin in Chicago on the 10th. However, Japan Exchange Group CEO Mr. Kiyota is saying that careful consideration needs to be given to listing Bitcoin futures on JPX ...
"(In reviewing the existing social security system,) finding a balance is the most difficult part if we try to pass (the system's burden) onto future generations," finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters earlier this week. "We need to stand on the premise that the decreasing birthrate and aging population will ...
In a statement Tuesday, Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso claimed that the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin has yet to prove itself as a "credible currency". He also added that virtual currencies in general are not widely used in Japan. His statement was in response to questions about his position on French ...
... banks are looking at ways to rein in and control cryptocurrency, and many such involved individuals can be quite dismissive of the ongoing expanse of virtual currencies. It seems that we can put Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso in that company as he recently said bitcoin was not a credible currency.
finance Minister Taro Aso agreed on Monday to cut total medical fees covered by the country's public health insurance system by 0.90 percent from the current level. The planned reduction under the cost revision for fiscal 2018, which starts in April next year, will mark the second straight decline in the fees, ...
Thanks to the robust revenue, the amount of new JGBs issued is expected to fall below ¥34 trillion for the first time in nine years. Revenue grants to local governments will be reduced to between ¥15.4 trillion and ¥15.5 trillion, the first drop in two years. finance Minister Taro Aso plans to hold negotiations ...
Economic and fiscal policy minister Toshimitsu Motegi was the top fundraiser in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet in 2016, a tally of reports submitted by political parties and groups showed Friday. Motegi raised ¥156.55 million in political funds, followed by Deputy Prime Minister and finance Minister ...
Yet skeptics persist, such as Japan's finance Minister Taro Aso, who believes that bitcoin has not yet proved to be "a credible currency." Aso's skepticism is curious given the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies in Japan and the government's response. On April 1, bitcoin was officially recognized as a ...
Yoshihide Suga is a member of the House of Representatives and chief cabinet secretary, a position that oversees the entire bureacracy and doubles as government spokesman. Suga is second in the line of succession, after Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, to assume leadership of the government should ...
I have a question about bitcoin. In the U.S. the listing of Bitcoin futures have been approved, and it has been announced that its trading will begin in Chicago on the 10th. However, Japan Exchange Group CEO Mr. Kiyota is saying that careful consideration needs to be given to listing Bitcoin futures on JPX ...
The Japan-US high-level economic dialogue, being led by Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who doubles as finance minister, and US Vice President Mike Pence, will likely continue to become the main stage for bilateral economic discussions in 2018. It will be closely watched as Japan could ...
Yet skeptics persist, such as Japan's finance Minister Taro Aso, who believes that bitcoin has not yet proved to be "a credible currency." Aso's skepticism is curious given the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies in Japan and the government's response. On April 1, bitcoin was officially recognized as a ...
But whether he could become a rival to Abe all depends on the decision of Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who, as the party's heavyweight, doubles as finance minster and is also the head of a faction to which Kono belongs, according to Komiya. Although some of them are likely to compete with Abe in the ...
North Korea has test-launched more than a dozen missiles this year alone, two flying over northern Japan and several others landing inside Japan's 200 nautical-mile exclusive economic zone. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with finance Minister Taro Aso, at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Dec.
"Finding a balance is the most difficult part (in reviewing the existing social security system) if we try to pass (the system) onto future generations," finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters last week. "We need to stand on the premise that the aging of our society with a declining birthrate will surely continue, ...
"(In reviewing the existing social security system,) finding a balance is the most difficult part if we try to pass (the system's burden) onto future generations," finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters earlier this week. "We need to stand on the premise that the decreasing birthrate and aging population will ...
At the Sixth China-Japan finance Dialogue held in Yokohama, Xiao Jie, China's minister of finance, and Taro Aso, Japan's deputy prime minister and minister of finance, recognized the necessity of promoting economic restructuring through enhanced communication on macroeconomic policies and agreed ...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, sits with finance Minister Taro Aso, right, for a Cabinet meeting at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Abe's Cabinet approved Japan's biggest 5.19 ... more. Photo: Hitoshi Takano, AP. Image 2 of 5. FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file image provided ...
Tokyo, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that next fiscal year's budget should help achieve both economic revival and fiscal consolidation at the same time. The Japanese government endorsed on Friday a record $860 billion budget for fiscal 2018, highlighting greater ...
Japanese finance Minister, Taro Aso also on Tuesday cautioned individuals about the cryptocurrency. Aso said that bitcoin has not been proven to be a credible currency and that he would watch its developments in the near-term. "There's no fixed definition on whether it's a currency or not. This issue is a ...
As originally reported by Reuters, Japan's minister of finance, Taro Aso, indicated that bitcoin has not proven itself to be a reliable form of currency. The minister made it clear, though, that Bitcoin's legal and financial status is not so cut and dry. "There's no fixed definition on whether it's a currency or not.
Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that bitcoin had not been proven as a credible currency. However, for Japanese retail investors who are estimated to account for 30 to 50 percent of bitcoin trade worldwide, a more worrying warning may have come from a Japanese day trader guru ...
Despite this great success, Japanese finance Minister, Taro Aso on Tuesday cautioned individuals about the cryptocurrency. Aso said that bitcoin has not been proven to be a credible currency and that he would watch its developments in the near-term. "There's no fixed definition on whether it's a currency ...
In a statement Tuesday, Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso claimed that the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin has yet to prove itself as a "credible currency". He also added that virtual currencies in general are not widely used in Japan. His statement was in response to questions about his position on French ...
... banks are looking at ways to rein in and control cryptocurrency, and many such involved individuals can be quite dismissive of the ongoing expanse of virtual currencies. It seems that we can put Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso in that company as he recently said bitcoin was not a credible currency.
Taro Aso, Japan's prime minister, has said bitcoin is not a credible currency, Reuters reported. "There is no fixed definition on whether it's a currency or not," he noted. "This issue is a difficult one. It has not been proven to be credible enough to become a currency, so I need to watch for a little while more." The comments ...
Japanese finance minister Taro Aso recently cast doubt upon bitcoin , and indicated his staff would continue to monitor its developments in the near term. Aso revealed his stance to members of the press on the heels of French finance minister Bruno Le Maire's announcement of a forthcoming proposed ...
... banks are looking at ways to rein in and control cryptocurrency, and many such involved individuals can be quite dismissive of the ongoing expanse of virtual currencies. It seems that we can put Japanese finance Minister Taro Aso in that company as he recently said bitcoin was not a credible currency.
In the meanwhile, Japanese finance minister Taro Aso told reporters that bitcoin has "not yet been proven to be credible enough" as a currency. His remarks are especially significant when considered within the context of Japan's economy. The Asian country was the first one to legalize bitcoin for daily ...
He has more broadly been pushing for more funding for the ministry, telling reporters Monday that he has nearly finished negotiating a bigger allowance for diplomats' activities with finance Minister Taro Aso for next year's budget. He said diplomats posted overseas are currently stretched too thinly to cover ...


 

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