The new government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has vowed to boost financial support for parents in an effort to increase its birthrate, one of the lowest in the world.
The index of consumer confidence has dipped in three of the past four months, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.
American home prices rise for the third straight month and consumer prices fall in Japan.
While parallels exist, two American economists believe the US won't relive Japan's decade 'stuck in deflationary economic goo'
After playing in Milan's world cup for the homeless, things are looking up for Japan's Yutaro Gomikawa.
Within the next decade, China will become the world’s largest equities market.
UN officials say it gave fresh momentum to upcoming talks for a new climate change treaty. But many unresolved issues remain.