ECONOMY – 3

Nov 07
Tokyo stocks extended their winning streak for a fourth day Tuesday, lifting the Nikkei Stock Average to its highest close in more than 25 years. (Nikkei)
Nov 07
Nationwide inflation remains "relatively weak" but prices will gradually be pushed up toward the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target by rising labor costs, Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Monday. (Japan Times)
Nov 06
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday accused Japan of not conducting "fair and open" trade with the United States. (Kyodo)
Nov 03
US President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump has called for promoting women's participation in the economy in her speech in Tokyo. (NHK)
Nov 02
Japan was placed at 114th in the World Economic Forum’s global gender equality rankings for 2017 released Thursday, down from 111th last year and the worst standing among the Group of Seven major economies. (Japan Times)

Nov 02
The Finance Ministry has recommended revising the criteria used for the distribution of consumption tax revenue among the prefectures to rectify disparities between urban and rural areas. (the-japan-news.com)
Nov 02
Japan is discovering that even the tightest labor market in a generation is no quick spur for higher wages. (Japan Times)
Nov 01
Companies continued to face a severe labor shortage in September, with job availability remaining at historic highs, government data showed Tuesday. (Japan Times)
Nov 01
The Bank of Japan has downgraded its inflation forecast for the current fiscal year through March. (NHK)
Oct 31
Haruhiko Kuroda should be reappointed to continue as governor after his current term expires in April, and comfortingly, as of last week, he easily leads the field of contenders. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s big election win must also be in Kuroda’s favor. All to the good. (Japan Times)

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