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Japan’s capital investment marks growth for 7th straight quarter

Chip-related production the biggest contributor to 11 year-high rate growth

Increased output in semiconductor-related industries led the rise in capital investment, which saw the highest rate of growth since before the global financial crisis.

TOKYO -- Total capital investment by Japanese corporations for the three months through June rose 12.8% year-on-year, boosted by increases in semiconductor-related industries, according to statistics from the Ministry of Finance released on Monday.

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