Japan's convenience store sales slipped 0.3% in 2017

Business Jan 23, 2018

Japan's convenience store sales slipped 0.3% in 2017

Convenience store sales nationwide fell 0.3 percent in 2017 on a same-store basis to ¥9.47 trillion, due partly to intensified competition with other retailers, according to an industry body. The overall sales of eight major store operators declined despite a 1.5 percent increase in average ...

Tokyo lifts economic view as Japan's consumption picks up

Business / Economy Jan 19, 2018

Tokyo lifts economic view as Japan's consumption picks up

The government upgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in seven months in a monthly report released Friday, citing a pickup in private consumption. "The Japanese economy is recovering at a moderate pace," the Cabinet Office said in the report. The expression ...