Japan Update: May Corporate (Wholesale) Price Index Up 4.9%

  • May Corporate (Wholesale) Price Index Up 4.9%
  • JNTO Chief Targets 60 Million Tourist Arrivals by 2030
  • Tokyo Area Ready-Mix Concrete Shipments Up 23% in May
  • TSMC May Build Semiconductor Plant in Kumamoto
  • Semiconductor Shortage Hits Retailer Inventories

Japan Update: May Economy Watcher’s Index Falls

  • May Economy Watcher’s Index Falls
  • May Machine Tool Orders Up 140%
  • September Lower House Election Likely
  • Suga: Everyone Who Wants a COVID Vaccine Will Have it by November

Japan Update: April Consumption Up 13.0%

  • April Consumption Up 13.0%
  • One in Three Companies Hike FY 2021 Dividends
  • New City Bank Lending Falls for First Time Since March 2018
  • Equities Rise as Vaccination Rate Tops 10%
  • Murata Manufacturing (6981) Sees Record Profits in FY 2021
  • Inflation Watch: Fisheries Report Worst Catch Since 1950
  • The Cost of Being Green: JFE Holdings (5411) to Begin Regular Scrap Purchases

Japan Update: January-March GDP Gap -4.7%

  • January-March GDP Gap -4.7%
  • METI Sets Plan to Make Semiconductors and Electronics in Japan
  • TSMC to Build 2-nanometer Test Line by Year-End
  • MHI (7011) Subsidiary to Resume Nuclear Fuel Production by November
  • Government to Require Solar Panels on New Public Building

Japan Update: Restrictions on Retail Hours Eased

  • Restrictions on Retail Hours Eased
  • Mixed Results in Quarterly Corporate Report
  • April Production Index Up 2.5%
  • Support for Suga Cabinet Wanes
  • Subordinated Debt Issuance Higher
  • TSMC to Expand Operations in Japan

Japan Update: State of Emergency Extended to June 20

  • State of Emergency Extended to June 20
  • April Unemployment Rises to 2.8%
  • Tokyo CPI Falls 0.2%
  • FY 2020 Salaries Declined for First Time Since FY 2012
  • Government Shifts Responsibility for Summer Olympics to IOC

 

Japan Update: Government Cuts Economic Outlook

  • Government Cuts Economic Outlook
  • BoJ: Cutting Back on ETF Purchases a Good Thing
  • Norinchukin Bank Profit Surges as US Dollar Funding Cost Declines
  • Recycled Cardboard Inventories Drop 20% 
  • April Job Classifieds Fall 13.4%

Japan Update: Nuclear the Big Winner in New Energy Policy

  • Nuclear the Big Winner in New Energy Policy
  • Department Store Sales Continue to Suffer Under New Lockdowns
  • “Wood Shock” Rocks Japan’s Housing Market
  • Cabinet Advisor Fired for Criticizing COVID Policy
  • Toyota Motor (7203) Tests Hydrogen Engine in 24-Hour Race
  • Lithium Extraction from Seawater May Ease Supply Problems

Japan Update: April Core CPI Falls 0.1%

  •  April Core CPI Falls 0.1%
  • April Exports Rise 38% as US, China Recover
  • March Machinery Orders Rise 3.7%
  • Nippon Steel Construction Materials to Raise Prices in June and July
  • “The Situation in Taiwan is Fully a Question for Japan”
  • Moderna, AstraZeneca COVID Vaccines Approved

Japan Update: January-March GDP Falls 5.1%, FY 2020 Worst in Postwar Era

* January-March GDP Falls 5.1%, FY 2020 Worst in Postwar Era

* Government Seeks More Semiconductor Production in Japan as Shortage Worsens

* Kuroda Says Slow Pace of Vaccination Delaying Economic Recovery

* April Tourist Arrivals Down 99.6%

* Inflation Watch: Property Insurance Rates to Rise 10%

* US Blocks Import of Uniqlo (Fast Retailing 9983) Shirts from China