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Japanese household spending wilts 3.9% after warm January

Business / Economy Mar 6, 2020

Japanese household spending wilts 3.9% after warm January

Household spending fell 3.9 percent in January from the previous year as warm weather dented sales of winter equipment and goods, government data showed Friday. The monthly drop was the fourth in a row. Spending by households with two or more people totaled ¥287,173 in real ...

Nikkei dives to six-month low on new overseas sell-offs due to COVID-19

Business Mar 6, 2020

Nikkei dives to six-month low on new overseas sell-offs due to COVID-19

Tokyo shares sank on Friday, pulling the benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average down to a six-month low following overnight selloffs on Wall Street and in Europe sparked by the spread of the coronavirus. Fears about the economic fallout pushed all industrial categories into negative territory. Steel-makers ...

Japan's car industry braces for prolonged disruption from coronavirus

Business Mar 6, 2020

Japan's car industry braces for prolonged disruption from coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted some of Japan's struggling automakers to order partial plant closures and will likely prolong their troubles with parts procurement in China, forcing them to alter production plans, industry analysts say. The automakers, mired in a sales slump, are already experiencing ...

Kento Momota poised to restart quest for Olympic gold

More Sports Mar 6, 2020

Kento Momota poised to restart quest for Olympic gold

Kento Momota said Friday he once more wants to aim for an Olympic gold medal. In his first news conference since a car accident on Jan. 13 and Feb. 8 facial surgery to correct double vision, the world's top-ranked men's badminton player spoke of his ...

Brumbies throttle struggling Sunwolves

Rugby Mar 6, 2020

Brumbies throttle struggling Sunwolves

The Sunwolves remained rooted to the bottom of the Australian Conference in Super Rugby on Friday, falling 47-14 to the Brumbies in Wollongong, Australia. The game was originally slated to be played at Osaka's Hanazono Rugby Stadium but was moved as a result of the ...