Sep 21, 2016

Strong yen resulted in trade deficit in August

Japan posted a goods trade deficit of ¥18.71 billion in August for the first red ink in three months, with a firming yen pushing down the value of exports, government data showed Wednesday. The value of exports dropped 9.6 percent from a year earlier ...

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

Sep 13, 2016

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

This summer saw 660 reported mountaineering accidents across Japan, the most on record, reflecting the mountaineering boom among middle-aged and older people, the National Police Agency said. The figure is the highest since the agency began compiling comparable statistics in 1968. The figure covers ...

Apr 12, 2016

Japan's used car sales up 1.7%, first rise in three years

Sales of used cars in Japan rose 1.7 percent in fiscal 2015 from the previous year to 3,733,321 units, marking the first growth in three years, an industry body’s data showed Tuesday. The number of used vehicles, excluding minicars with engines no larger than ...

Jan 15, 2016

Japan's national wealth up for second straight year in 2014

Japan’s national wealth at the end of 2014 totaled ¥3.11 quadrillion, up 2.0 percent from the year before and increasing for the second straight year, the Cabinet Office said Friday. The growth in national wealth, or net assets owned by the country’s central and ...