ECONOMY – 8

Sep 09
Japan's agriculture ministry said Friday it has set an ambitious goal of increasing annual rice exports to 100,000 tons by 2019. (Jiji)
Sep 07
The price-adjusted real wage index in Japan in July fell 0.8 pct from a year earlier, posting the steepest drop since June 2015, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said in a preliminary report on Wednesday. (Jiji)
Sep 01
Japan's factory output turned downward in July as manufacturers cut back on inventory stockpiles, government data showed Thursday. (Japan Times)
Sep 01
Japanese government and business leaders urged Britain on Thursday to minimize the negative impact of the country's exist from the European Union, or Brexit. (Jiji)
Sep 01
The premium rate for the "kosei nenkin" pension program for corporate employees will be increased from 18.18 pct to 18.30 pct on Friday, reaching a limit set under a 2004 reform by the Japanese government. (Jiji)

Aug 30
A Japanese government advisory panel on Tuesday proposed utilizing private vacant houses and rooms to provide temporary housing in the event of a major earthquake. (Jiji)
Aug 29
Japan's household spending unexpectedly fell in July from a year earlier after last month's spike, data showed Tuesday, casting some doubt on the sustainability of a domestic demand-driven economic recovery seen as vital to boosting tepid inflation. (Japan Today)
Aug 28
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has pledged to forge on with very accommodative monetary policy as he warned that his inflation target remains distant and the current pace of growth in the world's third-largest economy looks unsustainable. (afr.com)
Aug 28
Japan's current economic expansion, whose start coincided with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's return to power, is believed to have entered its 57th month in August, tying the second-longest boom in the postwar period. (Jiji)
Aug 27
A Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday that nearly 74 pct of Japanese people are satisfied with their current lives, the highest proportion since the survey item was added in 1963. (Jiji)

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