31% of households lack financial assets

Nov 8, 2013

31% of households lack financial assets

The share of Japanese households with no financial assets rose to a record high as falling incomes forced people to dig into their savings, highlighting the potential for widening disparities under “Abenomics.” The proportion reached 31 percent, according to a Bank of Japan survey ...

Jul 25, 2013

40% of Japanese feel financially uncomfortable: survey

Some 40 percent of Japanese aged 20 or over feel they are not well off, while fewer than 10 percent think they are financially comfortable, a Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry poll showed, pointing to particularly high rates among unemployed men, whose ranks include ...

Mar 26, 2013

Household financial assets post 3.1% gain

The total financial assets held by all households at the end of December rose 3.1 percent from a year earlier to ¥1.547 quadrillion, the Bank of Japan said Monday. The rise was credited partly to higher market values for foreign currency-denominated deposits and stocks ...