Jan 3, 2017

Small startups run by women getting more loans

Loans to women aiming to start a small business are increasing in line with the Abe administration’s policy of boosting the role of women in the economy and society. The government-owned Japan Finance Corp. (JFC) made 1,282 loans for ¥3 million or less to ...

Jan 2, 2017

Abenomics four years on

With economic growth remaining fragile and uneven, it's time for the Abe administration to pursue structural reforms more vigorously.

Household spending drops for ninth consecutive month

Dec 27, 2016

Household spending drops for ninth consecutive month

The nation’s household spending declined for the ninth consecutive month in November, the government said Tuesday, reflecting consumers’ continuing preference to save money rather than spend. The government also said the unemployment rate remained low at 3.1 percent in November despite a 0.1 point ...