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Japan’s Dec. economy watcher sentiment rises to 16-year high

TOKYO – Business sentiment among workers with jobs sensitive to economic trends in Japan rose to the highest level in 16 years in December, as confidence among retailers grew toward the year-end holidays amid relatively subdued coronavirus case numbers, government data showed Wednesday.   The diffusion index of confidence in current conditions compared with three months earlier among “economy watchers,”….Read more

  • January 12, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 5:19 p.m.
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BOJ lifts economic views on all 9 regions despite Omicron spread

TOKYO – The Bank of Japan on Wednesday raised its economic assessments on all nine regions in the country due to a recovery in service consumption and production, despite looming uncertainty over impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.   It is the first time since October 2013 that the views on all regions have been upgraded in the….Read more

  • January 12, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 4:44 p.m.
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Japan to consider adopting “green GDP” as new growth indicator

Saturday’s Sankei wrote that the GOJ is planning to study the idea of introducing “green GDP,” an economic growth index that quantifies and calculates environmental consequences. The paper wrote that the GOJ is planning to step up Japan’s measures against climate change by adopting a new growth indicator amid rising international interest in issues related to climate change. According to….Read more

  • January 1, 2022
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Japan Nov. jobless rate rises to 2.8 pct

Tokyo, Dec. 28 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went up 0.1 percentage point from the previous month to 2.8 pct in November, worsening for the first time in six months, the internal affairs ministry said Tuesday.   The number of people who quit their jobs for voluntary reasons increased in the reporting month, apparently because more workers started to….Read more

  • December 28, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:19 p.m.
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Japan gov’t projects 3.2 pct economic growth for FY 2022

Tokyo, Dec. 23 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government Thursday adopted an official projection of 3.2 pct growth in gross domestic product in price-adjusted real terms for fiscal 2022 from next April.     The government revised up its GDP growth estimate from the 2.2 pct forecast in July this year, factoring in a boost from large-scale stimulus measures to cushion the impact of….Read more

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:34 p.m.
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8 Japan automakers’ domestic output down 4.7 pct in Nov.

Tokyo, Dec. 24 (Jiji Press)–Combined vehicle production in Japan by eight major domestic automakers in November fell 4.7 pct from a year before to some 710,000 units due to continued shortages of semiconductors and other parts, data from the companies showed on Friday.     The makers’ domestic production marked the fourth consecutive month of decrease. But the pace of decline….Read more

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:41 p.m.
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Japan’s July-Sept. GDP falls on slow consumption, exports

Tokyo, Nov. 15 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s economy shrank in July-September reflecting sluggish private consumption and exports amid the resurgence of the novel coronavirus, government data showed Monday.   In the reporting period, the country’s seasonally adjusted gross domestic product fell by 0.8 pct from the preceding quarter in price-adjusted real terms, or by 3.0 pct on an annualized basis, the Cabinet….Read more

  • November 15, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 2:11 p.m.
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Japan’s industrial output down 5.4 pct in Sept.

Tokyo, Nov. 15 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s industrial production fell 5.4 pct in September from the previous month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Monday.   The reading was unchanged from a preliminary report released last month.   The seasonally adjusted production index for the manufacturing and mining sectors stood at 89.5 against 100 for the base year of 2015,….Read more

  • November 15, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:47 p.m.
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Editorial: Will easing COVID-19 restrictions bring back consumption?

Japan’s economy is certainly at a crossroads as to whether it is headed for a full-fledged recovery. It is essential for the government to take effective measures.   The preliminary figures for real gross domestic product (GDP) for the July-September period of 2021 showed an annualized 3.0% decline from the previous quarter, the first negative growth in two quarters since….Read more

  • November 16, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:00 p.m.
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26 of Japan 33 sectors see profits grow, return to black in 1st half

TOKYO – Twenty-six of 33 sectors in Japan saw profit growth or a return to profitability in the April-September period from the previous year, a tally showed Monday, as both manufacturers and nonmanufacturers are recovering from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.   Based on earnings results released by listed Japanese companies on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock….Read more

  • November 8, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:48 p.m.
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