ECONOMY – 4

Sep 06
Japan's main gateway for Asian tourists, Kansai International Airport, has remained shut down in the wake of Typhoon Jebi, threatening to disrupt the growing tourism that has been a key engine of the Osaka-area economy. (Nikkei)
Sep 06
The Japanese government's recent push for mobile phone carriers to lower their service fees has vexed the Bank of Japan, which fears another drag on already sluggish inflation. (Nikkei)
Sep 05
Typhoon Jebi forced Kansai airport to shut down on Tuesday. Concerns are mounting that if the closure continues, it could have a significant economic impact. (NHK)
Sep 01
Japan and China have agreed to step up their economic and financial cooperation. (NHK)
Sep 01
Japan's social security costs hit record high in fiscal 2016 of more than one trillion dollars as the population continues to age. (NHK)

Aug 18
The national health insurance program underwent a major reform at the start of fiscal 2018 that saw prefectures, rather than municipalities, begin managing the deficit-ridden system to improve its financial base. (Japan Times)
Aug 07
The Bank of Japan last week decided to allow the yield on the 10-year government bond to move in a wider range. (NHK)
Aug 04
China's stock market has been overtaken as the world's second-biggest by Japan's, having been swiped this year by the threat of a trade war with the United States and slowing economic growth. (Japan Today)
Aug 03
Japanese work notoriously hard—to which the abundance of comatose passengers on the commuter trains attests. (The Economist)
Aug 01
Japan will support Britain in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership accord as both countries seek to promote free and rules-based trade, economy revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday. (Japan Times)

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