Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

| Sep 26, 2016

Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

The popularity of nishikigoi carp is growing outside Japan. Known as the “swimming jewel,” one nishikigoi can fetch up to tens of millions of yen. Exports from the Tokai region, an area that actively breeds and raises Japanese brocaded carp, grew to ¥264 million ...

OECD cuts world growth outlook amid weak advanced economies

Sep 21, 2016

OECD cuts world growth outlook amid weak advanced economies

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on Wednesday cut its global economic outlook for 2016, as growth remains subdued in the United States, Europe and Japan amid sluggish trade activity. The OECD now expects the global economy to expand 2.9 percent this year, ...

Japan logs first trade deficit in four months in May

Jun 20, 2016

Japan logs first trade deficit in four months in May

Japan posted a goods trade deficit of ¥40.7 billion in May for the first red ink in four months, the government said Monday, with the balance weighed down by sluggish exports amid a slowdown in overseas economies. The value of exports dropped 11.3 percent ...

Yamanashi, Shizuoka look to partnership in Southeast Asia push

Jun 8, 2016

Yamanashi, Shizuoka look to partnership in Southeast Asia push

Two of Japan’s major fruit producing prefectures are considering joining forces to sell their fare in Southeast Asia. In a bid to take advantage of the popularity of Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, Yamanashi and Shizuoka have set about exploring a partnership to sell ...