Aug 2, 2014

Think tanks forecast 7.4% drop in April-June GDP

Eleven private-sector think tanks suspect the economy shrank by an annualized rate of 7.4 percent on average from April to June, in price-adjusted real terms. Japan’s real GDP is expected to drop sharply after surging 6.7 percent from January to March as consumers rushed ...

Jan 28, 2014

Worker numbers seen falling by 8.21 million in 2030

The labor ministry is projecting that 54.49 million people will have jobs in 2030, or 8.21 million fewer than in 2012. The estimate, which assumes zero economic growth and no change in the proportions of female and elderly workers, was disclosed at a meeting ...

Oct 31, 2013

Osaka warns of dire Nankai quake toll

The disastrous earthquake expected to occur in the Nankai Trough off the Pacific coast could cause more than 130,000 deaths in Osaka alone, the prefectural government said Wednesday. If people do not act promptly to escape the tsunami spawned by the quake, the death ...