Japan sees 1st trade surplus on cheaper oil, China rebound

TOKYO - Japan posted its first trade surplus in six years in 2016 thanks to a rebound in exports late in the year and persisting low oil prices, though uncertainties over U.S. policy and global growth are overshadowing the recovery. The 4.1 trillion yen ($ ... ( read original story ...)

Japan urged to tap young workforce ahead of 2030: report

The task force involves academics and members of the council, including Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, the country’s largest business lobby known as Keidanren. The report calls for improving the child-rearing and nursing ... ( read original story ...)

Japan reports 1st trade surplus in 6 years on cheaper oil

TOKYO: Japan reports that it posted a trade surplus in 2016, the first in six years, as lower oil prices pulled imports lower. The 4.1 trillion yen ($35.8 billion) surplus compared with a 2.8 trillion yen deficit in 2015. Exports fell 7.4 per cent from a ... ( read original story ...)

Japan sees first trade surplus in six years amid falling imports

Japan posted its first trade surplus in six years in 2016 as imports slumped on falling energy prices, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. The surplus stood at ¥4.07 trillion ($35.76 billion). The value of imports tumbled 15.9 percent to ¥65.97 trillion ... ( read original story ...)