Jan 15, 2016

Japan's national wealth up for second straight year in 2014

Japan’s national wealth at the end of 2014 totaled ¥3.11 quadrillion, up 2.0 percent from the year before and increasing for the second straight year, the Cabinet Office said Friday. The growth in national wealth, or net assets owned by the country’s central and ...

Jan 12, 2016

Economic sentiment improves in December on brisk holiday sales

Business confidence among people with jobs sensitive to economic conditions improved in December, the government said Tuesday. Confidence fell in November but a year-end uptick took place amid brisk sales at Christmas and New Year’s. The diffusion index of sentiment on the country’s current ...

Sentiment for big corporations turns positive in July-September

Sep 11, 2015

Sentiment for big corporations turns positive in July-September

Business sentiment for major companies turned positive for the first time in two quarters in July-September, thanks primarily to a recovery by manufacturers such as automakers, a government survey showed Friday. The business sentiment index for companies with capital of ¥1 billion or more ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nearly 90% of people worried about cyberattacks, survey finds

A government survey published Saturday showed that nearly 90 percent of respondents are concerned about possible cyberattacks on Japanese companies and government bodies. In the poll, conducted by the Cabinet Office in July, 85.7 percent voiced such concern, while 6.8 percent did not. The ...

Aug 24, 2015

Japan revises up June economic index

The Cabinet Office said Monday it has revised up the composite index of coincident economic indicators for June. The coincident CI, which reflects current economic conditions, now stood at 112.3 against 100 for the base year of 2010, up from 112.0 in the preliminary ...

Jul 10, 2015

June consumer confidence rises for first time in three months

Consumer confidence improved slightly in June, rising for the first time in three months amid higher share prices and improving employment conditions, the government said Friday. The seasonally adjusted index of sentiment among households made up of two or more people increased 0.3 point ...