May 24, 2017

Efforts to combat homelessness showing results, survey shows

The number of homeless people in the nation decreased to 5,534 as of January, down 701 from a year earlier, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Tuesday. Homelessness has been declining since the ministry started compiling the statistics in 2003, apparently because local ...

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 ...