Japan’s ability to sustain the longest economic expansion since the mid-1990s and revive inflation may come down to whether wages go up. With individual measures only showing part of the picture, investors need to monitor a dozen separate gauges to check the health of the labor market. The latest readings show it could hardly be easier to find a job, with unemployment the lowest in decades, and robust pay gains for part-timers.
A man looks at the construction site of the National Stadium, venue for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Growth is reaching the smaller corners of Japan, a change from the early days of Abenomics. Total profits at small and medium-sized companies are at a record high, while both small manufacturers and small service companies are the most upbeat in years as the economy’s growth run stretches to the longest in more than a decade.
The Bank of Japan board has a new dissenter. But this time, he’s a dove. In his first meeting since joining the board, Goushi Kataoka was alone in voting against the 8-1 decision Thursday to keep stimulus unchanged. That reflected his view that the monetary effects of the current yield curve control program are insufficient to spur price gains to the 2 percent goal within the BOJ’s stated time frame, a note to the statement showed. It didn’t mention any policy prescriptions from Kataoka.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".