Japan's current account surplus rose 38% in October

Business / Economy Dec 9, 2019

Japan's current account surplus rose 38% in October

The current account surplus rose 38.0 percent in October from a year earlier, as imports dropped faster than exports amid falling crude oil prices and the prolonged U.S.-China trade conflict, government data showed Monday. The surplus came to ¥1.82 trillion, marking the 64th straight month ...

Japan may expand swine fever vaccination areas to unaffected prefectures

National Dec 7, 2019

Japan may expand swine fever vaccination areas to unaffected prefectures

Agriculture minister Taku Eto on Friday suggested the possibility of expanding the swine fever vaccination program to cover prefectures where the infectious disease hasn't entered yet. Six unaffected prefectures have asked the agriculture ministry for vaccinations, which started being carried out in infected prefectures last ...