/ Feb 9, 2017

Japan's December core machinery orders up 6.7%

Japan’s seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in December rose by 6.7 percent from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Thursday. Private-sector orders excluding those for ships and power equipment, closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate capital spending, totaled ¥889.8 billion. In ...

Nov 16, 2016

Automated driving systems to be tested on Tokyo roads from 2017

The government will test automated driving systems on public roads and highways in Tokyo between 2017 and 2019 in hopes of accelerating commercialization of the technology ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, according to the Cabinet Office. The government will invite foreign automakers to ...

Sep 29, 2016

Japan posts videos to prepare citizens for next big quake

Houses toppling over, fires blazing out of control, trains going off their rails and murky water rushing through the streets, sweeping cars away. These are computer-generated images in two videos released by the government this week to prepare people for a major earthquake that ...

57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

Sep 2, 2016

57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

A majority of Japanese people are cautious about using credit cards, according to the results of the Cabinet Office’s first public opinion survey on the payment method released Thursday. In the survey, 57.9 percent of respondents were negative about actively using credit cards, while ...

Aug 28, 2016

Poll finds 48% of Japanese satisfied with current income

A Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday that 48.1 percent of respondents are satisfied or fairly satisfied with their incomes, up 2.4 percentage points from the previous year, marking the second straight year of improvement. In contrast, 49.6 percent said they were dissatisfied or rather ...