Tetsushi Kajimoto

Japan manufacturers' mood slips to two-year low: Reuters Tankan

4:48am IST

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers dropped for a third straight month in January to a two-year low, a Reuters monthly poll showed, as worries over the health of the global economy and trade tensions take a toll on the corporate sector.

Japan finance minister urges G20 to renew commitment against protectionism

17 Jan 2019

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Thursday urged the Group of 20 major economies to renew their commitment to cooperation in the face of rising protectionism.

Japan to revise wages calculation in GDP, likely also amend budget due to data errors

11 Jan 2019

TOKYO Japan's government said on Friday it will amend the calculation of workers' compensation in the nation's gross domestic product and probably revise its draft budget after it understated wages data for more than a decade due to faulty polling methods.

Japan wage data credibility in doubt over erroneous sampling

09 Jan 2019

TOKYO Japan's labor ministry has issued wage data without meeting sampling standards, officials said on Wednesday, undermining the credibility of a key indicator used to gauge the success of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies.

Japan's younger Watanabes seek more diverse portfolios

09 Jan 2019

TOKYO For years, Japan's retail currency investors were known as "Mrs Watanabes", a reference to the metaphorical housewife who invests family savings mostly in foreign exchange. Now, a younger generation of women is looking at a wider asset range in which to park investments.

Japan factory output falls, sales slow as risks to economy rise

28 Dec 2018

TOKYO Japan's industrial output contracted in November and partially reversed the previous month's gain, while retail sales slowed sharply as increasing global risks drag on demand and threaten the country's export-reliant economy. | Video

In Japan, a scramble for new workers disrupts traditional hiring

27 Dec 2018

TOKYOIt's a rite of spring in Japan: Major corporations hire fresh university graduates en masse every April, starting them all at the same salary with assurances of rising pay and lifetime employment.

Japan's top currency official says govt ready to act to curb yen volatility

25 Dec 2018

TOKYO A Japanese official said on Tuesday that volatility was rising in the currency market and the government stands ready to take necessary steps if the market becomes too erratic.

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