Business / Economy 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 ...

Business Nov 16, 2016

Automated driving systems to be tested on Tokyo roads from 2017

The government will test automated driving systems on public roads and highways in Tokyo between 2017 and 2019 in hopes of accelerating commercialization of the technology ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, according to the Cabinet Office. The government will invite foreign automakers to participate ...

National Sep 29, 2016

Japan posts videos to prepare citizens for next big quake

Houses toppling over, fires blazing out of control, trains going off their rails and murky water rushing through the streets, sweeping cars away. These are computer-generated images in two videos released by the government this week to prepare people for a major earthquake that could ...

Business / Economy Apr 6, 2016

Composite economic index down in February

The composite index of economic indicators, reflecting the current state of the economy, fell in February, the government said Wednesday. The index of coincident indicators, such as industrial output, retail sales and new job offers, declined 3.2 points from the previous month to 110.3 against ...