Editorials Mar 24, 2018

Insufficient wage gains

Companies should share more of their earnings with employees as a strategic investment in manpower that supports their future business.

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 ...

Japan's June real wages dip for first time in three months

Business / Economy Aug 4, 2017

Japan's June real wages dip for first time in three months

Japan's June real wages decreased 0.8 percent from a year before in the first fall in three months, labor ministry data showed Friday. Nominal wages including bonuses fell 0.4 percent to ¥429,686 ($3,880), the first drop in 13 months, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry ...