The Tokyo stock exchange has gained 38 percent since January. And economists expect the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey next week to show a solid improvement in business sentiment, possibly to the highest level in three years.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange suspends trading in Takata shares as reports circulate that the beleaguered airbag manufacturer is planning to file for bankruptcy in Japan and America as early as next week.
Japanese commuters are being encouraged to work from home, albeit only on July 24. The nationwide "Telework Day" is an experiment aimed at reducing congestion as the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo draw nearer.
In a new move designed to improve the work and life balance for Japan's employees, the government has announced it will impose an annual cap on overtime hours. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The world's third-largest economy has grown again in the first quarter, marking a long string of gains since 2006. But analysts warned that the nation's long battle to conquer deflation was far from over.
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