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China

China's relations with Japan should be based on cooperation not confrontation, China's foreign minister tells Japanese counterpart - Reuters

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earthquakes

Earthquake measuring a preliminary 4.4 magnitude recorded in Yufu, Oita, Japan; government agency says no tsunami threat - Japan News

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Asia

Futures point to lower open for Asian markets, with Japan's Nikkei 225 looking set for another fall - CNBC

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Japan

Japan's central bank leaves unprecedented monetary stimulus policy mostly unchanged - AP

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markets

Japanenese shares lead Asian markets gains on central bank stimulus hopes; Nikkei 225 up 1.41%, HK up 0.71%, Shanghai down 0.22%, KOSPI down 0.28%, ASX 200 up 0.48% - AP, Google Finance

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Mitsubishi falsified testing data

Japan to begin testing to fuel economy of vehicles made by Mitsubishi, Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii says - Reuters

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Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake reported 36km (22.4 mi) southeast of Ishinomaki, Japan - USGS

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Nomura

Nomura Holdings said to see up to $700 million annual savings on business restructuring, labor cuts - Bloomberg

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Mitsubishi falsified testing data

Mitsubishi Motors used non-compliant mileage data since 1990s, Nikkei newspaper reports - Reuters

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Australia

Australian PM Turnbull says still committed to 'special strategic' relationship with Japan despite submarine deal with French company - @a_d_fensom

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Japan

Japan's Nikkei down 0.51%, South Korea's KOSPI up 0.1% as traders await Fed, BOJ rate decisions - CNBC

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Japan

Sources: Japan to prepare extra budget of more than 500 billion yen ($4.5 billion) for reconstruction in earthquake-affected southern Japan - Reuters

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markets

Australia's ASX slips 0.1% as Japan's yen climbs 0.2% to 111 per dollar - Bloomberg

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Japan

Earthquake: M 4.4 - 29km N of Shinshiro, Japan

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Asia

Asia stocks, dollar edge lower as markets await central bank meetings in the United States and Japan - Reuters

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Amami-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Earthquake: M 4.6 - 43km WSW of Naze, Japan

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Kumamoto, Japan earthquakes, April 2016

GM to idle 4 plants for 2 weeks due to parts issues related to Japan earthquake - @jefferygilbert

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World War II

White House says no decision yet on Obama visit to Hiroshima, despite Japanese media reports - Reuters

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Europe

Dollar gains more than 1% on day to hit 110.645 yen, highest in 2.5 weeks, data shows; euro also gains over 1% vs yen - Reuters

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Japan

Dollar-yen extends gains to 0.8% after Bloomberg reports Bank of Japan mulling negative rates on lending facilities for banks - Reuters

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