Abe touts women in first Kennedy meeting

Nov 20, 2013

Abe touts women in first Kennedy meeting

New U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first time Wednesday in a courtesy visit, and Abe took the opportunity to highlight one pet initiative — promoting the status of women in male-dominated Japan. Abe had his two female ministers, ...

Abe team seeks to kill rice program by 2018

Nov 6, 2013

Abe team seeks to kill rice program by 2018

The Abe administration proposed Wednesday abolishing in 2018 the decades-old government program of limiting paddy usage to keep rice prices high, a landmark policy shift that would increase competition among domestic farmers. The plan was formally unveiled during a meeting of Liberal Democratic Party ...