ECONOMY – 2

Jun 23
The effects of Monday's major earthquake in northern Osaka Prefecture are forecast to push down Japan's real gross domestic product by 183.5 billion yen, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. has said. (Jiji)
Jun 22
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and other central bank chiefs expressed their concerns on Wednesday over escalating trade tensions stemming from U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist policy. (Jiji)
Jun 22
The United States has granted exemptions to some products from Japan and four other countries from its additional tariffs on steel imports, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. (Jiji)
Jun 21
Japan's largest banks have buoyed earnings with high-interest cash advances over the last few years, but these loans are starting to take a toll as irrecoverable debt piles up. (Nikkei)
Jun 17
With Japan now planning to open its doors to more foreign workers, academics and other observers are beginning to wonder exactly what kind of turn the country is in for -- one that lifts the economy or one that delivers discord. (Nikkei)

Jun 16
Japan's Cabinet has approved basic economic and fiscal policies that include measures to reconstruct state finances and address labor shortages. (NHK)
Jun 15
The Bank of Japan decided to leave its ultraeasy monetary policy unchanged at its two-day Policy Board meeting that ended on Friday, further lagging behind its U.S. and European counterparts in policy normalization. (Jiji)
Jun 12
Japan's producer price index for May rose 2.7 pct from a year before, up for the 17th straight month, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday. (Jiji)
Jun 07
Workers in Japan are continuing to take home bigger paychecks. A government survey says monthly wages rose year-on-year for the 9th-straight month in April. (NHK)
Jun 02
Tokyo, June 1 (Jiji Press)--Land prices in Japan's major cities as of April 1 had risen moderately on solid demand for offices and condominiums, a quarterly survey by the land ministry showed Friday. (Jiji)

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