Core consumer prices in Tokyo fell 0.1 percent in July, government data showed on Friday. Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says this is a shocking piece of data.» Read More
Several BOJ members said the impact of the bank's massive stimulus might be fading, June meeting minutes show.
The shift to the digital economy is among the many reasons that US stocks will continue to rise, says economist Peter Morici.
Alexander Treves, Head of Equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains why Japanese officials want to focus more on structural reforms instead of monetary easing.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, explains why she expects additional stimulus later this year.
Hartmut Issel, Head of Equity and Macro APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says Beijing's intervention measures are working, but warns that they aren't sustainable.
The Japanese central bank must release a positive outlook in order to impact the yen, warns Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist at National Australia Bank.
Negative calls on Japan's market remain few and far between despite a nearly non-stop rally, suggesting building confidence in the economic revival.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist with CLSA, believes the Nikkei's rally still has more room left to run.
Bob Pisani lays out what global events should be on your radar for next week.
Japan's May core machinery orders unexpectedly grew for a third month, reaching a seven-year high and adding to evidence of a pickup in business spending.
Japan's economy is barely growing, its population is falling and wages are stagnant, but investors see surprisingly big opportunities in its property market.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, explains the divergence between the spending plans of large and small Japanese companies.
Asian shares outside China drifted higher on Wednesday as traders digested a slew of data and news of a Greek default.
Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics, is skeptical of the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey because Japan's recent economic data have been downbeat.
The BOJ's tankan survey showed the country's large manufacturers are more optimistic than expected, with the index hitting its highest since March 2014.
Peter Boardman, managing director at Tradewinds, says the Tankan survey's stronger-than-expected reading indicates a recovery in Japan's economy.
Japan's economy offered a mixed reading Monday, with retail sales for May beating expectations while industrial production disappointed.
The Japanese government's backsliding on promises to rein in spending is putting the BOJ in a bind, limiting its scope to expand its monetary stimulus.
Japan's households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year.
Asian shares advanced amid rangebound trade on Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index clinching an 18-year peak.