THE Japanese economy grew faster than initially estimated in the fourth quarter as capital investment staged a quick recovery from a series of natural disasters in the previous quarter.

[TOKYO] Japanese workers' inflation-adjusted real wages fell in August for the first time in four months in a setback to hopes that consumer spending will accelerate and support economic growth....

JAPAN'S household spending slid in June but real wages rose at their fastest pace in more than 21 years, thanks to higher summer bonuses, a sign the benefits of a prolonged economic recovery...