ECONOMY

Jul 02
Land prices at tourist spots in Japan have risen markedly, against the backdrop of growing numbers of visitors from overseas, a government report showed Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
Jul 01
Stock prices in Tokyo rose on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed better-than-expected results. (NHK)
Jul 01
Land prices in Japan for this year fell 0.4 pct on average from the previous year, dropping for the seventh straight year but at a slower pace than the previous year's 0.7 pct, the government said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
Jul 01
A two-month government campaign got under way on Wednesday prompting central government employees to begin work early and leave on time. (Kyodo)
Jul 01
The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling. (Asahi)
Jul 01
Japan's debts are expected to reach about 1,035 trillion yen, or nearly 8.5 trillion dollars, at the end of next March. (NHK)
Jun 30
Tokyo stocks have gained 0.63 per cent, rebounding after sharp losses in the previous session as investors brace for an expected Greek default later in the day. (tradingroom.com.au)
Jun 30
Salarymen's allowances have fallen to their lowest level in 33 years even as the cost of lunch has surged, showing the pinch felt by workers that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on to drive a recovery in the economy. (Japan Times)
Jun 29
Tokyo stocks plummeted on Monday, with the Nikkei index seeing its biggest points drop this year, as a Greek debt default looked likely this week following the collapse of eleventh-hour talks over the weekend. (Kyodo)
Jun 29
Japan's industrial production in May fell 2.2 pct from the previous month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Monday. (Jiji Press)
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