Japanese CEOs are less optimistic about the economy and exercising caution as wage hikes approach.

A recent survey by Nikkei has shown that optimism among Japan’s corporate leaders is on the decline. The survey found that only 50% of respondents believe the economy is expanding or expanding slightly, a sharp decrease from the previous quarter’s survey where 72% expressed positivity. This reading is the lowest since a poll in March 2022, which had only 13.1% of respondents feeling optimistic.

The majority of respondents, 80.3%, blamed flat consumer spending for the lack of economic growth, while stagnation in China was cited by 40.9% and persistent labor shortages by 37.9%. The survey highlights growing concerns among Japan’s corporate leaders about the slow rate cycle ahead, which aligns with the findings of a summary of the March BIOJ meeting.

The overall tone of the survey suggests a growing sense of caution among Japan’s corporate heads, with concerns about consumer spending, global economic conditions, and labor shortages weighing on their outlook for the future.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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