Nov 29, 2016

Household spending continues to tumble

The nation’s household spending fell for the eighth straight month and the jobless rate remained flat in October, posing persistent challenges for the government’s efforts to spur growth momentum in the economy, government data showed Tuesday. Household spending, a key indicator of private consumption, ...

Majority of Japanese believe nation's economy is tanking: poll

Nov 13, 2016

Majority of Japanese believe nation's economy is tanking: poll

A majority of Japanese think the country’s economy is worsening due to slumping consumer spending and stagnant wage increases, according to results of a nationwide poll published Sunday by local newspapers. In the survey conducted Nov. 5 and 6, 58 percent said they think ...