Japan's household spending, real wages extend slump

TOKYO • Japan’s household spending fell for an 11th straight month in August and real wages marked half a year of declines, as consumers struggled to return to their pre-pandemic purchasing habits. Analysts see the economy picking up from a…

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September Retail Sales in Japan are Mixed

TOKYO—As temperatures began to drop in the second half of September, some retailers in Japan began to see a slight recovery in their sales. However with the pandemic causing people to take continued precautions and with travel restrictions remaining department…

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Japan unemployment rises to 3-year high

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s jobless rate rose in August to its highest in over three years and job availability fell to a more than six-year low, government data showed on Friday (Oct 2), indicating damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic…

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Japan factory output rises for 3rd straight month

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s factory output rose for the third straight month in August, in a positive sign for manufacturers as economic activity gradually recovered further from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Demand among Japan’s global trading partners, and…

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