ECONOMY

Sep 03
Sales at all of four major department store operators have turned around to year-on-year growth for the first time since the April 1 consumption tax hike, according to data released by the company. (The Japan News)
Sep 02
Japan's Nikkei share average ended at a seven-month high on Tuesday in active trade as the yen slipped to a seven-month low against the dollar, sending exporters higher on hopes of a boost to earnings. (Economic Times)
Sep 02
Average monthly pay for workers in Japan, including bonuses, rose 2.6 percent in July from a year earlier to 369,846 yen, marking a rise of 2 percent or more for the first time in a decade, the labor ministry said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
Sep 02
Japan will realize 3.5 trillion yen in investments and loans to India over the coming five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged at a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tokyo Monday. (Jiji Press)
Sep 01
Tokyo stocks rose 0.34 percent Monday as investor sentiment was encouraged by pre-weekend Wall Street gains and the yen's depreciation against the U.S. dollar. (shanghaidaily.com)
Aug 31
Vegetable prices are soaring due to the summer's heavy rains and a lack of sunshine across the nation, making for poorer growing and harvesting conditions than in usual years. (Asahi)
Aug 29
Tokyo stocks lost 0.23 percent Friday following a weak slate of Japanese data while investors were also spooked by renewed Ukraine-Russia tensions. (thepeninsulaqatar.com)
Aug 29
Japan's vital signs remained weak in July, as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy. (washingtonpost.com)
Aug 29
The minimum hourly wage in Japan for fiscal 2014 will increase by 16 yen from the previous year to 780 yen on average, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
Aug 29
More Japanese companies are taking advantage of ultralow long-term interest rates to issue bonds carrying rock-bottom costs. (Nikkei)
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