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JUNE 2022

  • Health ministry to approve online sales of antigen coronavirus test kits (News on Japan)
  • Over 100,000 foreign visitors to Japan in July for 4th month in row (Kyodo News+)
  • Kishida orders crafting of inflation-relief package by early September (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s April-June GDP grows annualized real 2.2% (Kyodo News+)
  • 42% of major firms see Japan economy slowing down on rising prices (Japan Today)
  • Prices set to rise in Japan for over 10,000 food items on weak yen (Japan Today)
  • Japan to keep imported wheat price unchanged despite inflation (The Mainichi)
  • Govt to use AI translation system to publish laws in English from next fiscal year (The Japan News)
  • Japan PM to reshuffle Cabinet, LDP leadership as public support slips (Kyodo News+)
  • Survey: 80% of Japan’s top firms allow staff to have second jobs (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • apan farm exports in 2022 1st half hit record high as more dine out (Japan Today)
  • Japan to seek record 5.5 tril. yen defense budget to beef up tech (Kyodo News+)
  • Economic minister Yamagiwa given startup-nurturing portfolio (Japan Today)
  • Japan gov’t panel to propose another record minimum-wage hike (News on Japan)
  • Japan’s economic security law takes effect amid regional tensions (The Mainichi)
  • Japan debates green transformation push with 20 tril yen outlays (Japan Today)
  • Japan industry minister adds role as ‘Green Transformation’ minister (Japan Today)
  • Japan upgrades economic assessment in July (The Japan News)
  • IMF cuts global growth to 3.2% amid Ukraine war, China slowdown (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan slashes GDP growth forecast to 2.0% on global slump (News on Japan)
  • Japan upgrades key view on economy on recovering consumption (The Mainichi)
  • Kishida to create 2 Cabinet minister posts to support startups, cut CO2 (Japan Today)
  • Bank of Japan sticks to easing, raises inflation forecast (Japan Today)
  • Japan trade deficit grows as oil prices surge, yen drops (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan gets 120,400 foreign visitors in June, but only 252 tourists (Japan Today)
  • Japan to pick tech items from 20 fields to focus on economic security (The Mainichi)
  • Aviation faces hurdles to hit goals for cutting emissions (Japan Today)

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