ECONOMY

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)
Aug 25
The minimum hourly wage in Japan for fiscal 2015, which started in April, was raised by ¥18 from the previous year to ¥798 on average, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Monday. (Japan Times)
Aug 25
More people are becoming resigned to the prospect that crude oil will trade at depressed prices for a long stretch, with prices sliding Monday to levels not seen in roughly 6 1/2 years. (Nikkei)
Aug 24
Some 88 percent of major Japanese companies surveyed expect the economy to grow by the end of 2015, and nearly half of them plan to boost capital spending in the business year through March, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday. (Kyodo)
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