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February core machinery orders gain 1.5% on month

/ Apr 12, 2017

February core machinery orders gain 1.5% on month

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 1.5 percent in February from the previous month, boosted by robust demand for equipment in the manufacturing sector, government data showed Wednesday. The orders came to ¥850.5 billion ($7.8 billion). These figures exclude orders from ships ...

/ Apr 10, 2017

Worker sentiment index falls for third straight month

Business confidence among Japanese workers with jobs sensitive to the health of the country’s economy fell in March for the third consecutive month, due partly to a deteriorating retail environment, the government said Monday. The seasonally adjusted index of sentiment among workers sensitive to ...

Japan's first outdoor Legoland park opens in Nagoya

/ Apr 1, 2017

Japan's first outdoor Legoland park opens in Nagoya

Japan’s first outdoor Legoland park opened in Nagoya on Saturday, raising hopes that more tourists will visit the area and deliver an economic boom to the nation’s third-largest business region. With children’s tickets priced higher than those at Tokyo Disneyland, Legoland Japan offers various ...