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'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Nov 29, 2016

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Unlike other countries where they make more red wine than white, wineries in Japan produced more white wine in fiscal 2015 in terms of products using only domestically grown grapes, a National Tax Agency survey has shown. The reason for this, said Hiroshi Ito, ...

| Nov 28, 2016

Dollar falls below ¥112 in Tokyo

The dollar dropped below ¥112 in Tokyo trading for the first time in about a week on Monday, weighed down by position-adjustment selling following its sharp gain since the U.S. presidential election early this month. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.96-97, down ...

Nov 28, 2016

BOJ's Kuroda set to get 0.9% pay rise for current fiscal year

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda is getting a 0.9 percent pay rise for the fiscal year ending in March, leaving him ahead of his U.S. Federal Reserve counterpart, Janet Yellen, but behind Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank. The BOJ chief’s annual ...

Nov 28, 2016

Employment insurance premiums to fall to record low

The government will cut premiums for the nation’s employment insurance program to a record low of 0.6 percent for fiscal 2017-2019, down from 0.8 percent, sources said Monday. The government hopes the move will spur personal consumption and corporate spending. The premiums, used for ...