Official statistics released by the Japanese government show that the amount of new homes currently being built continues to rise. This as you know is an excellent indicator of a countries economic prosperity. The number of homes under construction has now overtaken the previous high point of June 2015. Japanese economists were taken by surprise as the percentage of new homes rose by over double their predictions.
The construction industry by, and by this we mean major civil projects such as office blocks, schools, public buildings etc, by contrast saw orders fall over a six month period.