Summer bonuses fall for first time in five years

Aug 3, 2017

Summer bonuses fall for first time in five years

Summer bonuses at major Japanese companies fell for the first time in five years this year, according to a final tally by the Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren). The average bonus fell 2.98 percent from a year earlier to ¥878,172, the first drop since 2012, after ...

Japanese firms watching warily as Qatar crisis unfolds

Jun 11, 2017

Japanese firms watching warily as Qatar crisis unfolds

Japanese companies have grown wary about possible adverse effects from the Saudi-Qatar crisis on their businesses. Some companies have started considering how to cope with the heightened tensions between the Saudi Arabian camp and Qatar, both major energy exporters to Japan, people familiar with the ...

Japan saw 6.3% drop in companies over four-year period

/ Jun 1, 2017

Japan saw 6.3% drop in companies over four-year period

There were 3,866,537 companies in Japan as of June 2016, marking a 6.3 percent decrease from the previous survey released in February 2012, according to a government survey. Meanwhile, the number of business locations, including offices and branches, dropped 2.5 percent in the same period, ...

Japanese firms' net profits surged 21% in fiscal 2016: analysis

/ May 15, 2017

Japanese firms' net profits surged 21% in fiscal 2016: analysis

Combined group net profits at major Japanese nonfinancial companies soared 21.1 percent in fiscal 2016, which ended in March, according to a Jiji Press analysis. The survey covered 1,117 nonfinancial companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section that have already released their earnings ...