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STATISTICS

JAPAN
Aug 20, 2019
Women make up record 37% of those passing noncareer civil servant exam in fiscal 2019
The ratio of women who passed annual noncareer-track national civil service examinations rose 3.4 points in fiscal 2019 from the previous year to a record 37.3 percent, the government said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 19, 2019
Bank of Japan considers gathering price survey data online
The Bank of Japan is considering collecting data from businesses for its monthly price statistics online, to streamline its operations, it was learned Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 27, 2019
Cabinet to keep Diet bills to a minimum with apparent eye on July Upper House election
Facing a critical Upper House election this summer, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to be laying the groundwork for a controversy-free five-month Diet session, which starts Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2018
Foreign visitors to Japan up 3.1% in November, but growth slows after disasters
The number of foreign visitors to Japan in November increased 3.1 percent compared with the same month last year, government data showed Wednesday, but the pace of growth has slowed from the double-digit levels seen in the first half of 2018.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 15, 2018
Sarah Sanders claim of more black jobs during Trump era than in Obama's is dead wrong
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders falsely claimed that President Donald Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as his predecessor, Barack Obama, did during his entire time in office.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 12, 2017
How not to get fooled by the world's randomness
There's a common thread to the dubious claims and irreproducible results that have plagued some fields of science u2014 illusory patterns in the randomness of our world.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 13, 2017
Japan welcomes record 13.34 million overseas visitors in first half of 2017
The number of foreign nationals who entered Japan in the first half of 2017 jumped 16.4 percent from a year earlier to 13.34 million, the highest level ever on a half-year basis, the Justice Ministry has said.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 11, 2017
Japan's fiscal 2016 current account surplus largest in nine years
Japan posts its largest current account surplus in nearly a decade for 2016 as exports thrived on falling oil prices and tourism surged.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2017
February exports lift Japan's trade surplus to largest in seven years
Japan posted a trade surplus of ¥813.4 billion ($7.29 billion) in February, the largest in nearly seven years, as exports to China showed solid growth, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 21, 2016
Strong yen resulted in trade deficit in August
Japan posted a goods trade deficit of ¥18.71 billion in August for the first red ink in three months, with a firming yen pushing down the value of exports, government data showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 20, 2016
Land prices cease falling in Japan amid demand for tourist infrastructure
Average commercial land prices in Japan were almost flat in July, an improvement from eight straight years of decline, thanks partly to robust demand for city hotel and shop construction to meet foreign tourist demand, the government said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 16, 2016
44 people aged under 18 died of abuse in Japan in fiscal 2014: survey
A total of 44 children and young people aged under 18 died as a result of abuse in Japan in fiscal 2014, up eight from the previous year, with more than half killed by their mothers, a government panel survey showed Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 16, 2016
Economist questions report that income equality is holding steady
A Hitotsubashi University professor takes issue with a new report that indicates income inequality is not getting any worse in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2016
Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan
This summer saw 660 reported mountaineering accidents across Japan, the most on record, reflecting the mountaineering boom among middle-aged and older people, the National Police Agency said.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 15, 2016
Cancer diagnoses in 2016 expected to top 1 million for first time
A record 1.01 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, the first time the figure has topped the 1 million mark, the National Cancer Center said Friday.
JAPAN
Jun 2, 2016
Japan ranked most popular spot for international conferences in Asia for fourth consecutive year
But a tally of countries that hosted international meetings says that Japan ranked seventh globally in 2015.
BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2016
Japan's used car sales up 1.7%, first rise in three years
Sales of used cars in Japan rose 1.7 percent in fiscal 2015 from the previous year to 3,733,321 units, marking the first growth in three years, an industry body's data showed Tuesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 22, 2016
'Statistically significant' doesn't mean 'right'
Statistical techniques were invented by people who dreamed that the power of physics and chemistry might extend to a world of previously unpredictable phenomena, including human behavior.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 31, 2015
Number of new adults at record-equal low of 1.21 million on New Year's Day
The number of people aged 20 years old, the legal age of adulthood in Japan, is set to reach an record-equal low of 1.21 million on New Year's Day, government statistics showed Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 17, 2014
Imports declined in November on plunging crude oil prices
Imports dropped 1.7 percent in November from the year before to ¥7.08 trillion, declining for the first time in three months as crude oil prices plunged across the globe, government data showed Wednesday.

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