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Housing Starts in Japan

Housing starts is a quantitative measure of houses currently being constructed in Japan. This measurement can indicate the health of the Japanese housing and construction markets as well as the overall economy. For instance if the housing starts figure increase this indicates a positive outlook on the market, by increased business in housing and improving consumer confidence. The headline number in the report reflects annual changes in housing starts as well as the worth of those currently constructed houses.