Abe to shift gears as Diet session kicks off

Sep 28, 2014

Abe to shift gears as Diet session kicks off

After drawing a storm of criticism and causing controversy with his Cabinet’s reinterpretation of the Constitution earlier this year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party now look ready to avoid contentious security issues and refocus on revitalizing rural economies during the ...

Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow

| Sep 22, 2014

Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow

Three and a half years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station spewed massive amounts of radioactive materials into the air and water, decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture has yet to draw to an end. The government initially hoped ...

All systems go for second stage of tax hike: Tanigaki

Sep 19, 2014

All systems go for second stage of tax hike: Tanigaki

Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki said Friday the second stage of the consumption tax rate hike should proceed as planned next year, but said the ruling party is closely monitoring the economic situation. “The railroad (toward the hike) is already there. So what ...