Japan's coincident economy index for April revised downward

/ Jun 26, 2017

Japan's coincident economy index for April revised downward

The Cabinet Office said Monday it has revised downward the composite index of coincident economic indicators for April. The revised coincident CI, which reflects current economic conditions, stood at 117.1 against 100 for the base year of 2010, down from 117.7 in the preliminary report ...

Economy sees Japan's third-longest postwar expansion

/ Jun 16, 2017

Economy sees Japan's third-longest postwar expansion

A Cabinet Office panel of experts on Thursday effectively confirmed that Japan's current economic expansion continued for a 53rd consecutive month in April, making it the third-longest in the postwar period. The panel, headed by Rissho University Professor Hiroshi Yoshikawa, judged that the economy did ...

/ Apr 10, 2017

Worker sentiment index falls for third straight month

Business confidence among Japanese workers with jobs sensitive to the health of the country's economy fell in March for the third consecutive month, due partly to a deteriorating retail environment, the government said Monday. The seasonally adjusted index of sentiment among workers sensitive to economic ...

Apr 2, 2017

Record 66% of public satisfied with society: survey

A record 65.9 percent of the public is satisfied with society as a whole, though growing numbers are concerned about Japan's direction in foreign and defense policy, a government survey revealed over the weekend. The satisfaction rate rose 3.9 points from the previous survey last ...

/ Feb 9, 2017

Japan's December core machinery orders up 6.7%

Japan's seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in December rose by 6.7 percent from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Thursday. Private-sector orders excluding those for ships and power equipment, closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate capital spending, totaled ¥889.8 billion. In November, ...