ECONOMY

Sep 02
Japan's monetary base in August rose to a record high for the 13th straight month. (NHK)
Sep 02
The finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the group of 20 major and emerging economies will chiefly discuss the Chinese economy about which there is much concern, at their upcoming meeting in Ankara, informed sources said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
Aug 28
The Diet passed a bill Friday aiming to promote the role of women in the workplace, along with greater female participation in the economy at a time when the country's population is expected to shrink further. (Japan Times)
Aug 28
The Nikkei 225 Friday rose 3.03% in a continuing rebound, in concert with a rally in mainland China stocks, and overnight gains on Wall Street. The official unemployment rate in Japan fell to 3.3% from 3.4% it was reported Friday, against a season of good earnings reports. (nasdaq.com)
Aug 28
The number of jobless people decreased by 260,000 from a year before to 2.22 million, the ministry also said. (Jiji Press)
Aug 27
Japanese housekeeping services will begin employing foreign workers in two experimental policy regions after restrictions are relaxed within the year, heading off a shortage of labor in the field. (Nikkei)
Aug 27
The average retail price of regular gasoline in Japan as of Monday decreased 1.5 yen from a week earlier to 136.7 yen per liter, hitting the lowest level since mid-February, the Natural Resources and Energy Agency said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
Aug 26
Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Power, Financial Services and Insurance sectors led shares higher. (investing.com)
Aug 26
Recent global stock market sell-offs reflecting China's economic slowdown have begun to give rise to concerns about the possibly fading effects of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy mix, dubbed Abenomics. (Jiji Press)
Aug 25
After a roller-coaster ride, stocks closed sharply lower again on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, pushing down the benchmark Nikkei average below 18,000 to the lowest level in more than six months. (Japan Times)
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