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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2019
Japan's Docomo, KDDI, SoftBank and Rakuten get mobile phone 5G bands ahead of 2020 launch
The telecom ministry allocated Wednesday 5G frequency bands to Rakuten and three mobile carriers that will enable users to send and receive data 100 times faster than 4G.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 8, 2019
Japan's household spending rises 2.0% in January, up for second month
Spending by households rose 2.0 percent from a year earlier in January, up for the second straight month on more expenditure on home renovations, government data showed Friday.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2019
Japan Cabinet OKs bill forcing firms to separate mobile phone and data costs in bid to lower prices
The bill to revise the telecommunications business law would ban carriers from offering plans that cover both the price of the phone itself and connection fees.
Mar 1, 2019
January jobless rate edges up as more Japanese women quit jobs to look for better opportunities
The unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage point from the previous month to 2.5 percent in January, reflecting a rising number of women quitting their jobs for better positions amid the tightest labor market in decades, government data showed Friday.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2018
Ministry panel starts talks on cuts to mobile phone tariffs
A study group at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications held its first meeting Wednesday, where it discussed ways to spur industry competition with the aim of lowering mobile phone fees in the nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 30, 2018
Japan's Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda may exit Abe Cabinet
Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda hints she will not be retained in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a reshuffle set for this week.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 7, 2018
Japanese household spending posted first rise in six months in July
Households increased spending for the first time in six months in July, government data showed Friday, providing a positive sign in the world's third-largest economy despite it being just a slight uptick in expenditures.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2018
Ministries check disability employment rates as government investigates allegations they were miscalculated for over 40 years
The land and internal affairs ministries admitted Friday they may have padded their employment rates of people with disabilities.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 7, 2018
Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda to return part of her salary over leak to reporters
Noda, a potential Abe rival in the LDP's September leadership election, said she u2018undermined trust in the government' in leaking information to the press.
Japan Times
Apr 13, 2018
Japan's population shrinks for seventh consecutive year as it falls to 126.70 million
Japan's population fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2017, with people 65 or over accounting for a record 27.7 percent of the total, government data showed Friday.
JAPAN / Media
Nov 10, 2015
Abe administration, LDP reject TV watchdog's criticism over pressuring NHK
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party rebuffed on Monday a TV watchdog's criticism that they exerted undue pressure on NHK over questionable news reporting.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2015
19 million households reply to online census amid criticism over handling of personal data
The response to the first national census allowing people across the country to answer online exceeds expectations while also raising fresh worries over sloppy handling of information.
Japan Times
Sep 21, 2014
Politicians discuss plan B in nuclear power push: underground reactors
With Japan's nuclear power plants nearing the end of their 40-year life cycle, a group of politicians is entertaining the idea of replacing them with underground reactors.
Jul 13, 2013
Number of nonregular workers hits record high
Temporary and part-time workers now account for a record-high 38.2 percent of the labor force, reflecting a significant shift in the working environment.
Apr 20, 2013
Oversight of foreign trainee program a joke: internal affairs ministry
Most of the abuses committed against foreigners in the name of technological training are overlooked when the companies are audited, the internal affairs ministry reveals.


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