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At the end of March this year, Japan's personal financial assets reached a record high of 2,199 trillion yen, marking a 7.1% increase from the previous year. This growth was primarily driven by a rise in stock prices and the introduction of the new NISA (Nippon Individual Savings Account) system, achieving a record high for the fifth consecutive quarter.

Japanese electronics maker Sharp is shaking up the company's management a day before its shareholders' meeting. The firm is planning to pivot its focus to home appliances and will appoint its first Japanese leader in about two years. (NHK)

The Japanese yen sharply declined Wednesday in the foreign exchange market, reaching the late 160s against the dollar, according to major banks. This marks the weakest level for the yen in 37 and a half years since December 1986, the start of Japan's bubble economy.

China's largest electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD, is set to introduce its first sedan-type EV to the Japanese market.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 24 for a new green plaza in Kobe's bay area, where redevelopment efforts are underway, including the construction of a multipurpose arena.

Honda's Super Cub, known as the world's best-selling motorbike with over 100 million units produced, will soon see the end of an era. Honda has announced its decision to stop the production of motorbikes with engine capacities of 50cc or less, including the iconic Super Cub.

As the streets of Asakusa bustle with rickshaws, some pullers are earning as much as 1.27 million yen a month. However, this seemingly lucrative career has a challenging side.

The term 'yuru-black' is becoming increasingly common among younger workers, reflecting a nuanced workplace reality.