Mar 18, 2016

Suicides fell for sixth year straight in 2015: police

Suicides fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2015, dropping 5.5 percent from the previous year to 24,025, the National Police Agency said Friday. Suicides related to the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis came to 23, up from 22 in 2014, with ...

Mar 11, 2016

Japan big firms' business sentiment slumps in first quarter

Business sentiment among major Japanese companies in January-March turned negative for the first time in three quarters, affected by stock price falls and the yen’s rise earlier this year, a quarterly government survey showed Friday. The business sentiment index for companies with capital of ...

Consumer confidence, sentiment weaken in February

Mar 9, 2016

Consumer confidence, sentiment weaken in February

Consumer confidence worsened in February amid a decline in the country’s corporate performance and China’s economic slowdown, the Cabinet Office said, downgrading its assessment of the index for the second consecutive month. Another survey, also released by the office on Tuesday, showed business confidence ...