Wages continue to rise in Japan
NHK -- 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.

Preliminary results show that pay for the month averaged about 277,000 yen, or roughly 2,500 dollars. That includes overtime and bonuses.

The number is an increase of 0.8 percent in yen terms from a year earlier. But when adjusted for inflation, the figure came in flat.

Nonetheless, labor ministry officials say that wages are continuing on a trend of moderate gains.

News source: NHK
Sep 21
The Bank of Japan has for years bought Japanese stocks as part of its huge massive monetary easing program to lift the country out of deflation and hit a 2 percent price-stability target. (Nikkei)
Sep 21
A new report shows that people in Japan are sitting on a record pile of financial assets. It credits a surge in stock prices as the main factor. (NHK)
Sep 20
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday that no change has been made to the central bank's resolve to attain its 2 pct inflation target at an early date. (Jiji)
Sep 19
The average land price in Japan as of July 1 increased 0.1 pct from a year before, the first rise since 1991, when the country's asset bubble era was ending, the land ministry said Tuesday. (Jiji)
Sep 17
The number of one-yen coins in circulation has fallen sharply in Japan, as consumers increasingly choose cashless payments with electronic money or credit cards. (Jiji)
Sep 17
Despite a much-heralded debut 18 years ago, 2,000-yen bills failed to find wide appeal, leaving them seldom sighted recently. (Jiji)
Sep 15
Some 60 pct of Japanese people are positive about a government plan to expand the intake of foreign workers by introducing new five-year resident status for them next April, the results of a recent Jiji Press survey suggested. (Jiji)
Sep 11
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have concluded their meeting in Russia's Far East. They agreed to draw up a schedule of joint economic projects on the islands known as the Northern Territories. (NHK)
Sep 08
US President Donald Trump has pressured Japan to reduce its trade deficit with the US. (NHK)
Sep 08
Japan's price-adjusted real wage index in July rose 0.4 pct from a year before, up for the third consecutive month, the labor ministry said in a preliminary report Friday. (Jiji)