ECONOMY

Oct 01
Japan's economic recovery has been tardy six months after the nation's consumption tax was raised to 8 pct from 5 pct on April 1, due in part to bad weather in summer and slow wage growth relative to the pace of rises in prices. (Jiji Press)
Oct 01
With Chinese and Hong Kong markets closed, Nikkei closed down 0.56% and the MSCI Asia index was down 0.4%. (ifamagazine.com)
Oct 01
A Japanese labor ministry panel Tuesday proposed that businesses will be required to draw up and disclose action plans aimed at increasing the employment of women. (Jiji Press)
Oct 01
The Japanese currency's exceptionally fast slide, slipping some 7 yen against the dollar since late August, is now worrying industry leaders who had previously welcomed its depreciation. (Nikkei)
Sep 30
Tokyo stocks fell 0.84 percent Tuesday following a surprisingly weak batch of economic data and a sell-off on Wall Street while investors were keeping an eye on political unrest in Hong Kong. (brecorder.com)
Sep 30
Japan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 3.5 pct in August, down from 3.8 pct in the previous month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
Sep 29
Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday with the weak yen supporting sentiment, while risk taking was buoyed after the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter. ()
Sep 27
Globally renowned theoretical economist Hirofumi Uzawa has died of a brain infarction in Tokyo, it was learned on Sept. 26. He was 86. (Asahi)
Sep 27
Japan's core consumer price index in August rose 3.1 pct from a year earlier, extending the rising streak to a 15th month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday. (Jiji Press)
Sep 26
jJapanese stocks dropped on Friday as steep falls on Wall Street depressed risk appetite, though it recovered from session lows as the government reiterated its commitment to reform the nation's pension fund. (Reuters)
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