Japan Real Time Charts and Data

Edward Hugh is only able to update this blog from time to time, but he does run a lively Twitter account with plenty of Japan related comment. He also maintains a collection of constantly updated Japan data charts with short updates on a Storify dedicated page Is Japan Once More Back in Deflation?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Japan Economy Watchers Index February 2008

Japanese merchant sentiment improved slightly in February but was still near a six-year low as soaring oil and food prices continued to sap consumers' spending power. The Economy Watchers index, a survey of barbers, taxi drivers and others who deal with consumers, rose to 33.6 from 31.8 in January, the Cabinet Office said today in Tokyo.