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Economy sees Japan's third-longest postwar expansion

/ Jun 16, 2017

Economy sees Japan's third-longest postwar expansion

A Cabinet Office panel of experts on Thursday effectively confirmed that Japan’s current economic expansion continued for a 53rd consecutive month in April, making it the third-longest in the postwar period. The panel, headed by Rissho University Professor Hiroshi Yoshikawa, judged that the economy ...

Japan's first quarter GDP downgraded to annualized 1.0% rise

/ Jun 8, 2017

Japan's first quarter GDP downgraded to annualized 1.0% rise

The government on Thursday significantly downgraded economic growth in the January-March quarter from preliminary data, due largely to a fall in crude oil inventories. The expansion in real gross domestic product, the total value of goods and services produced in the country adjusted for ...

Japan's ultralow jobless rate masks grim reality

/ May 31, 2017

Japan's ultralow jobless rate masks grim reality

Employers across the country are scrambling to find staff, unemployment is at its lowest level in more than two decades and the labor market is tighter than it was during the nation’s booming bubble economy years. This should be great news for the world’s ...