Learn to read Japanese newspaper on Economy

Learn to read Japanese newspaper on Economy

In the previous posts, you have learned to read Japanese newspaper on Politics and Society with Learn Japanese Daily. In this post, we will move on to the next lesson: Learn to read Japanese newspaper on Economy. Let’s start!

Learn to read Japanese newspaper on Economy


In order to read Japanese articles on topic: Economy, you can go to Japanese online newspapers such as: TV-Asahi News, Asahi Shinbun Digital, Yahoo! ニュース, TBS News… and select category 経済 (Keizai – Economy).

We recommend you to practice reading news on TV-Asahi News because the layout and the content of the news on this website are clear and easy to read.

How to practice reading: just like the previous post, you should skim the article to get the main idea first, then note down the unknown words and unknown sentences and look up the dictionary to clarify the meaning of each sentence. With the grammar structures that you have not learned yet, skip it to avoid disturbing the knowledge.

Regularly practice reading not only increases your reading skill but also helps you get used to the expression in Japanese writing. Therefore, try to pay attention to each element of the sentence (subject, adjective, verb…) to learn how to express naturally and accurately.

Vocabulary on economy in Japanese newspaper

Economy is a topic that has a lot of difficult and specialized words. If you are not knowledgeable, it will be difficult to understand the news. So let’s learn some common vocabulary on economy in Japanese newspapers!

経済産業省 (Keizaisangoushou) : Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

財務省 (Zaimushou) : Ministry of Finance

日銀 (Nichigin) : Bank of Japan (BOJ)

東京株式市場 (Toukyou kabushiki shijou) : Tokyo Stock Exchange

経平均株価 (Nikkei heikin kabuka) : Nikkei stock average

景気動向指数 (Keiki doukou shisuu) : Diffusion Index (DI)

国内総生産 (Kokunai souseisan) : Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

景気判断 (Keiki handan) : Economic assessment

世界経済 (Sekai keizai) : World economy, international economy

回復 (Kaifuku) : Restoration, rehabilitation, recovery

悪化 (Akka) : Corruption, growing worse

企業 (Kigyou) : Business, enterprise

経営 (Keiei) : Management

企業収益 (Kigyou shuueki) : Corporate profits

経済活動 (Keizai katsudou) : Economic activity

消費税 (Shouhizei) : Consumption tax

販売の低迷 (Hanbai no teimei) : Sales slump

成長率 (Seichouritsu) : Growth rate

値上げする (Neagesuru) : Raise the price

利益が半減する (Rieki ga hangensuru) : Profit halved

輸入する (Yunyuu) : Import

輸出する (Yushutsu) : Export

Some Grammar structures found in category: Economy in Japanese newspapers

Sentence 1

(Vる, Nの) + 予定です : plan to, intend to


Raigetsu 1 nichi kara sokuseki men ya potetochippusu nado midjikana shokuhin ga tsugitsugi to neagesareru yotei desu.

The commodity prices such as instant noodles and potato chips are estimated to be raised one by one from the 1st of the following month.

Sentence 2

(Nの, Vる) + ため : Because, because of…


Yunyuu suru shokuhin no kanzei ga sagaru tame, nesage ga kitaisaremasu.

Because the tariff on imported food is reduced, the price reduction is expected.

Sentence 3

(Vます, A, Aな) ~そうです。 : seems, seems like ~


Kiwi ya budou wa kanzei ga sokuji ni teppai sa reru tame, kakei ni mo meritto ga arisou desu.

Because the tariff on kiwi and grapes are immediately annuled, households seem to benefit from it.

Sentence 4

~ということです。 : I heard that, it is said that, it is written that


Seifu ga seifun kaisha ni uriwatasu yunyuu komugi no kakaku o hikiageta koto ga omona youin de, hitodebusoku nado ni yoru butsuryuu kosuto ya jinkenhi mo koutou shite iru to iu koto desu.

The main reason is that the government raised the price of imported wheat sold to flour mills companies, while the logistics costs and labor costs are rising due to the lack of labor.

Sentence 5

Vた + うえで : after, upon…


21 nichi made tonai de aka reta TPP 11 no kaigou de wa, Motegi keizai saisei tantou daijin ga hogo shugi no hirogari ni kenen wo shimeshita ue de “TPP o sekkyokutekini kakudai shitai” to nobe, shinki kamei kuni wo kangei suru shisei wo aratamete shimeshimashita.

At the TPP-11 meeting held in Tokyo until the 21st, after Mr. Motegi, Minister of Economic Regeneration, expressed concern about the spread of protectionism, he stated: “I would like to actively expand TPP”, and he also expressed again the welcome attitude to new member states.

Practice reading Japanese newspaper on economy

Let’s practice reading economic news on TV-Asahi News!


6月も食品の値上げ続々 物流、原材料高騰止まらず

6 gatsu mo shokuhin no neage zokuzoku butsuryuu, genzairyou koutou tomarazu

Food prices continuing to rise in June – Logistics and raw materials prices soaring



Asu kara 6 gatsu, sokuseki men ya abura, potetochippusu nado midjikana shokuhin ga neagesaremasu.

From tomorrow on June, familiar foods such as instant noodles, oil and potato chips will increase in price.


Nisshinshokuhin, Touyousuisan, Hausushokuhin nado no sokuseki men meekaa kakusha wa, 1 nichi nouhinbun matawa shukkabun kara sokuseki no fukuro men ya kappu men wo 3 paasento kara 13 paasento neage shimasu.

Instant noodles companies such as Nissin Food, House Food or Toyo Suisan will raise the price of cup noodles and bag noodles from 1 day delivery or shipment from 3% to 13%.


Mata, Fujikko wa konbu ya mame seihin, koikeya to karubii wa potetochippusu, haagendattsu japan wa aisu kuriimu wo neage shimasu.

Besides, Fujicco will raise the price of kelp and bean products, Koikeya and Calbee will raise the price of potato snacks, Haagen Dazs Japan will raise the price of ice cream.


Sarani, kongetsu ni tsudzuite ougata pettobotoru youki no inryou ya shokuyouyu no nedan mo agarimasu.

In addition, the prices of beverages and edible oils contained in large plastic bottles will also continue to rise this month.


Kakusha wa neage no riyuu wo “butsuryuuhi ya genzairyouhi no koutou ga tsudzuite iru tame” to shite ite, “jijo doryoku de wa kyuushuusuru koto ga dekinai” to setsumeishite imasu.

Companies have explained the reason for the price increase: “Because of soaring logistics costs and raw material costs”, “Can’t deal that on their own.”


Kono hoka, eiga kanshou ryoukin ya kokusaisen no nenyu saachaaji nado mo neagari shimasu.

Moreover, movie ticket prices and fuel surcharges for international flights are also rising.

Above is the content of the article : Learn to read Japanese newspaper on Economy. You should maintain the habit of reading Japanese newspaper to enhance your Japanese language proficiency and expand your knowledge. See you next time!

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