National Aug 15, 2014

Snake zapped; 4,900 Shimonoseki households hit by blackout

About 4,900 households have been hit by blackouts in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as a snake climbed up an electric pole and came in contact with a wire, Chugoku Electric Power Co. said Thursday. A utility worker found a 1-meter-long dead snake hanging from a 10-meter-high ...

31% of households lack financial assets

Business / Economy Nov 8, 2013

31% of households lack financial assets

The share of Japanese households with no financial assets rose to a record high as falling incomes forced people to dig into their savings, highlighting the potential for widening disparities under "Abenomics." The proportion reached 31 percent, according to a Bank of Japan survey released ...

Business / Economy Mar 26, 2013

Household financial assets post 3.1% gain

The total financial assets held by all households at the end of December rose 3.1 percent from a year earlier to ¥1.547 quadrillion, the Bank of Japan said Monday. The rise was credited partly to higher market values for foreign currency-denominated deposits and stocks following ...