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Japan to release Fukushima's contaminated water into sea: reports

Oct 16 2020

TOKYO Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan's government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with a formal announcement expected to be made later this month. | Video

Japan needs another extra budget to help ailing economy: Reuters poll

Oct 16 2020

TOKYO Japan's government needs to compile a third extra budget for the current fiscal year ending March to shore up an economy hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, economists said in a Reuters poll.

Japan may need to consider compiling third extra budget: senior LDP lawmaker

Oct 09 2020

TOKYO Japan may need to consider compiling another extra budget to help its economy if the current reserve fund is not enough to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, a senior ruling party lawmaker said on Friday.

Japan's household spending, real wages extend COVID-driven declines

Oct 08 2020

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.

Indicator suggests Japan's economy stopped contracting in August

Oct 07 2020

TOKYO Japan's government upgraded its assessment of the economy on Wednesday for the first time since May 2019 after a key indicator improved for August, pointing to a gradual recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan's jobs market worsens in August as coronavirus damage persists

Oct 01 2020

TOKYO Japan's unemployment 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, indicating damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic persisted through the month.

Japan upgrades view on exports and output but flags economic weakness

Sep 24 2020

TOKYO Japan's government upgraded its view on exports, factory output and employment in its September economic report but said its overall assessment was unchanged from last month, as the country continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic.

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