Ichiro returns as Japan's favorite athlete, acing Nishikori

Aug 8, 2016

Ichiro returns as Japan's favorite athlete, acing Nishikori

Japanese major leaguer Ichiro Suzuki has been named the nation’s favorite athlete, regaining the crown after three years, a recent survey showed. Ichiro, a Miami Marlins outfielder, replaced tennis player Kei Nishikori, who fell to second place from top spot last year, according to ...

Jul 21, 2016

Japanese, South Koreans far apart on sex slavery deal: survey

There is a wide gap in how Japanese and South Korean people view a deal reached in December to settle grievances over women coerced into wartime sexual service, a poll has found. In the survey, released Wednesday, 47.9 percent of Japanese respondents said they ...

60% of Japan's households feeling financial hardship

Jul 12, 2016

60% of Japan's households feeling financial hardship

Over 60 percent of households across Japan found themselves facing financial difficulties last year, according to a government survey. The proportion stood at 60.3 percent as of July 2015, the fourth-highest level since the survey started in 1986, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry ...

Jul 1, 2016

Japan consumer confidence up again in June

Consumer confidence improved in June for a second month amid better employment conditions and relatively stable stock markets, the government said Friday. The seasonally adjusted index of sentiment among households made up of two or more people rose 0.9 points to 41.8, the Cabinet ...