Part-time and temporary workers now make up about 40 percent of the labor force
The weak reading will keep the BOJ under pressure to loosen monetary policy further
Japan's fading recovery is being matched in the fashion industry.
Amari is the most influential minister to resign since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December 2012.
Amari said last week he had done nothing illegal and is expected to hold a news conference on Thursday to respond...
The government said the economy continues to recover moderately on improvements in job and income conditions
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition has cruised to a big election win, ensuring he will stick to reflationary economic policies...