The auto industry that was a symbol of strength of the Japanese economy in the 1980s now has much financial difficulty, and a lot of carmakers had to become a subsidiary of foreign-owned corporations.〔【出典】『日本経済の秘密』（岸本建夫著）◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"YA01-087", "2474874"
This was due to the appreciation of the yen, which made export difficult and slowed domestic sales. Since then, Japan has been second behind the U.S. for total annual production. Recently, however, the situation has changed again due to the worldwide recession."A0000383", "2538351"
The Hanshin Tigers had several poor seasons before Hoshino became the manager in 2002.〔【出典】Catch a Wave, 2007年1月26日号◆【出版社】株式会社浜島書店 〕
Japan's economy shrank slightly in the fourth quarter of 2010, down three tenths of a percent, as domestic consumption slowed down."VOA-A248", "2387864"
Anita Doyle is a learning specialist who works with kids who are having academic troubles at the private Episcopal High School outside Washington D. C."VOA-S107", "2251771"
slumping information-technology sector
［1］ Refusing to receive, at the time that a counterparty tries to deliver them, goods that the counterparty has manufactured based on the enterprise's order, on the grounds that the goods are no longer required due to slack sales or due to renovation of the sales space or a change in the shelf arrangement.〔【出典】日本法令外国語訳データベースシステム 〕
［4］ Delivering an order of payment that is difficult for a general financial institution to discount by the due date, such as an order of payment drawn by a company with poor performance, including a negative net worth, or an order of payment that is substantially long-sighted, and thereby causing the counterparty to bear discount fees that are higher than usual.〔【出典】日本法令外国語訳データベースシステム 〕