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 ...

May 28, 2015

Government pledges to help foreign students find jobs in Japan

The government has unveiled a package of measures to help foreign residents find jobs in Japan after studying in the country. The Cabinet Office will hold seminars to provide universities with information about corporate internships and employment support programs for students from overseas, it ...

Feb 6, 2015

Composite index suggests economy is improving

Japan’s key composite index rose in December following a fall the previous month, the government said on Friday, suggesting the country’s economy may have overcome the negative impact of the 3-percentage-point consumption tax hike to 8 percent last April. The December index of coincident ...

Machinery orders logged weak 1.3% gain in November

Jan 15, 2015

Machinery orders logged weak 1.3% gain in November

Core machinery orders edged up 1.3 percent from a month earlier to ¥788.0 billion in November, the government said Thursday, a weak figure that suggests companies are reluctant to boost investment as the yen sinks and import costs rise, and one that caused it ...