Sep 15, 2016

Japan ranks second-lowest in education spending among OECD countries

Japan’s public spending on education ranked the second-lowest among 33 comparable countries, a report for 2013 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found.Narrowly avoiding a repeat of 2012 when it placed last, the report, released Thursday, found the nation’s ratio of educational ...

Consumer prices inch higher as Kuroda pumps stimulus

/ Jun 26, 2015

Consumer prices inch higher as Kuroda pumps stimulus

Consumer prices rose fractionally in May, as Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda tries to generate inflation with unprecedented monetary stimulus.Consumer prices excluding fresh food increased 0.1 percent from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said on Friday, versus forecasts by economists for inflation ...