Business Nov 20, 2018

Japan's convenience store sales post first decline in five months

Sales at convenience stores fell in October for the first time in five months, down 1.5 percent from a year earlier due to declining demand for tobacco products after a tax increase, an industry body said Tuesday. Same-store sales for seven major convenience store operators, ...

Business / Economy Nov 6, 2018

Household spending in Japan falls first time in three months

Households reduced spending for the first time in three months in September due to the effects of natural disasters, leading the government to lower its overall assessment, official data showed Tuesday. Spending by households with two or more people fell 1.6 percent from a year ...