Japan’s industrial activity rose for the first time in three months in April, figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Thursday.
The all industry activity index rose 0.9 percent month-on-month in April, after a 0.3 percent fall in March. Economists had expected a 0.7 percent rise.
Among components, the construction activity index grew 1.2 percent in April, after a 0.2 percent fall in March. The industrial production index rose 0.6 percent in April, reversing a 0.6 percent decline.
The tertiary industrial activity increased 0.8 percent in April, after a 0.2 percent rise in the previous month.
On an annual basis, the all industry activity index rose 1.0 percent in April, after a 0.3 percent decline in the preceding month.
“Extracurricular clubs in schools are managed by teachers. A school also provides a safe environment that would allow for a certain degree of self-management by the students. Schools already have drama clubs and dance clubs. In fact, the captain of the dance club at Osaka’s Tomioka High School, which burst onto the national scene when it placed second in the 2017 All-Japan High School National Dance Off with its “Bubbly Dance” routine poking fun at the fashions and hairstyles of Japan’s economic bubble era, has gone on to join the entertainment industry. I think the reason schools don’t yet have idol clubs is the general perception that being an idol is somehow a “lightweight” profession. But idols do many things. Some dance and sing; others compose music or design costumes. Some even act as producers. I don’t see why these activities couldn’t be consolidated into a school idol club.” This reflects the highlights from one of the sectors.