The centuries-old charm of Japan's cherry blossoms

| Mar 14, 2016

The centuries-old charm of Japan's cherry blossoms

The time of year much awaited by many people across the country is finally near: the blooming period of the nation’s beloved sakura (cherry blossoms). Numerous people plan hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) under the trees, one of the biggest spring events on the Japanese calendar. ...

Feb 26, 2016

Japan's government talks of postponing 2017 tax hike

The government is ready to postpone a scheduled hike in the consumption tax if the move looks like it would weaken the economy and reduce total tax revenues, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference Friday. The government has pledged to ...