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Japanese business sentiment improved from April to June on signs of rising foreign demand but was still in negative territory, the government said Monday. The index measuring business conditions at companies capitalized at 1 billion yen ($10.4 million) or more stood at minus-22.4 in the April-June quarter, or better than the record low of minus-51.3 in the January-March quarter, said a report by the Cabinet Office and the Finance Ministry, Kyodo news reported. It was the sixth straight...
The jobless rate in Japan in March rose to 4.8 percent, a four-year high, the government said Friday. Statistics for March were the latest available. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Japan's unemployment rate rose by a higher-than-expected 0.4 percentage point from February, the highest since March 1967, Kyodo reported. The average rate for the year through March 31 was equal to the rate in fiscal 2006, government officials said.
Earth will be home to 9.2 billion people by 2050, a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations projects. There are an estimated 6.7 billion people now. The U.N.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Oct. 10 Kyodo - Japan thinks that the removal of North Korea from the US list of terror-sponsoring nations is unlikely to occur at present, Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura said Friday.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo - N Korea bans IAEA inspectors from all Yongbyon nuclear facilities Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 1311 9 Oct 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.
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