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Japan February GDP up 0.3% on steady exports to China: JCER

  Nikkei staff writers   TOKYO — Japan’s seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product grew 0.3% in February from January as exports to China expanded, the Japan Center for Economic Research said in a report released on Wednesday, marking the first expansion in three months.   January’s growth rate fell 1.5% from the previous month. Based on the average figures….Read more

  • April 6, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:07 p.m.
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Food inflation takes bigger bite in Japan, with bread leading way

TOKYO — From bread and pasta to frozen items, Japanese food manufacturers are raising prices at a pace not seen in years and having more success at persuading retailers to pass inflation costs onto consumers, a Nikkei study shows.

  • April 1, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:49 a.m.
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Japan says prices are rising for the 1st time since 2020

YUKI FUJITA, YOHEI MATSUO and MISA HAMA, Nikkei staff writers   TOKYO — Having long grappled with the problem of deflation, Japan is now growing alarmed about the opposite problem — inflation triggered by war in Ukraine.   The government’s monthly economic report for March released Friday stated that “recent consumer prices are rising moderately.” No gains had been cited since the February 2020….Read more

  • March 26, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:58 a.m.
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Japan’s land prices see first rise in two years in COVID recovery

TOKYO — Japan’s land prices rose for the first time in two years in 2022, with the national average up 0.6%, according to the officially assessed land value announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on Tuesday.   The trend reflects a gradual economic recovery after the shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Solid housing demand, spurred….Read more

  • March 22, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:50 p.m.
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Yen continues to lose ground vis-à-vis dollar   

Sankei and Yomiuri highlighted the yen’s continued slide against the dollar in response to the crisis in Ukraine, projecting that the Japanese currency’s value may plunge to its lowest level in seven years at any moment also partly due to the Fed’s decision to end its zero-interest rate policy. The paper attributed the decline to the country’s decades-long economic woes that….Read more

  • March 18, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
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Japan’s long-term joblessness spikes to post-Lehman high

YOHEI MATSUO, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to Japan’s labor market, with people without a job for at least a year surging to the highest levels since the global financial crisis triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers more than a decade ago.   Long-term unemployment reached 640,000 in the October-December term….Read more

  • March 15, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:22 a.m.
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Japan economy watchers sentiment worsens for 2nd straight month

Tokyo, March 8 (Jiji Press)–Sentiment among so-called economy watchers in Japan, or people working in industries sensitive to changes in economic trends, worsened for the second straight month in February, a government survey showed Tuesday.   The seasonally adjusted index on economy watchers’ sentiment about current economic conditions dropped 0.2 point from the previous month to 37.7, weighed down by….Read more

  • March 8, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 8:16 p.m.
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Revised data likely to show 5.6 pct growth in Japan GDP

Tokyo, March 2 (Jiji Press)–Revised Japanese government data, due out on March 9, are expected to show the country’s economy expanded at an annualized rate of 5.6 pct in October-December 2021, according to private think tanks.   The figure is the average estimate among 10 private-sector think tanks. A preliminary report published last month put the growth rate of gross….Read more

  • March 2, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 11:25 p.m.
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Editorial: Keep close eye on inflation risks as GDP shows positive growth

Optimism for the future of an economy that was picking up has waned amid the sixth wave of the novel coronavirus.   To prevent the economy from slowing down again, the government needs to keep an eye on risks such as high commodity prices.   The preliminary quarterly estimates of real gross domestic product for October-December 2021 indicates an annualized….Read more

  • February 16, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 12:58 p.m.
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Japan’s economy rebounds in fourth quarter, growing annualized 5.4%

All national dailies reported on the Cabinet Office announcement on Tuesday that Japan’s economy in the October-December quarter last year grew 1.3% from the previous quarter, or an annualized rate of 5.4%, as personal consumption recovered following the lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency. The nation’s economy grew 1.7% in 2021, marking the first expansion in three years. However,….Read more

  • February 16, 2022
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