Oct 29, 2016

Majority against constitutional changes while Abe in office: poll

While nearly 60 percent of Japanese people think the country’s Constitution needs be revised, 55 percent are opposed to constitutional revisions while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in office, a Kyodo News survey showed Friday. On war-renouncing Article 9 of the supreme law, 49 ...

Mental woes begin in 30s, heart and brain ills in 50s: study

Oct 28, 2016

Mental woes begin in 30s, heart and brain ills in 50s: study

Most people granted workers’ compensation for mental ailments were in their 30s, a survey by a health ministry-affiliated group says. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry reveals the tally and causes of compensation cases every year. But the ministry-linked Japan Organization of Occupational Health ...

31.9% of new graduates quit first job within three years

Oct 25, 2016

31.9% of new graduates quit first job within three years

A government annual survey has found that 31.9 percent of people who started work just after graduating from a university in March 2013 left their job within three years, the labor ministry said. The figure fell 0.4 percentage point from last year’s survey for ...

Sep 6, 2016

Typhoons, extreme heat cause of lackluster business sentiment in August

Japan’s business sentiment worsened in August, as typhoons and extreme heat dampened the agriculture sector, according to a private research firm. The diffusion index measuring business conditions dropped 0.1 points from the previous month to 42.3, its first decline in two months, Teikoku Databank ...

57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

Sep 2, 2016

57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

A majority of Japanese people are cautious about using credit cards, according to the results of the Cabinet Office’s first public opinion survey on the payment method released Thursday. In the survey, 57.9 percent of respondents were negative about actively using credit cards, while ...

Aug 28, 2016

Poll finds 48% of Japanese satisfied with current income

A Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday that 48.1 percent of respondents are satisfied or fairly satisfied with their incomes, up 2.4 percentage points from the previous year, marking the second straight year of improvement. In contrast, 49.6 percent said they were dissatisfied or rather ...