Japan’s steepening birthrate decline defies policy support

Japan’s steepening birthrate decline defies policy support

TOKYO — Japan on Friday announced its lowest fertility rate since 2007, marking four years of decline and underscoring a persistent challenge that countries from South Korea to France have yet to solve. Japan’s total fertility rate — the average...
Japan’s tourism sector sees 1-2 years for rebound: Nikkei survey

Japan’s tourism sector sees 1-2 years for rebound: Nikkei survey

TOKYO — Japan’s coronavirus-hit tourism sector expects a rebound to take between one to two years after being hit by huge customer losses, a Nikkei survey shows. Close to 60% of tourist businesses in Japan are experiencing a fall of more than 80% in...
South Korea to resume WTO complaint over Japan’s export controls

South Korea to resume WTO complaint over Japan’s export controls

SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea said on Tuesday that it decided to resume dispute settlement proceedings over Japan’s export controls, saying the two sides failed to make progress over talks to resolve the trade disputes rooted in wartime history. In July,...