Dec 9, 2015

Low tax on food will hurt the poor, say economists

Political negotiations between the nation’s ruling coalition are approaching a showdown over the unpopular consumption tax, which is set to rise to 10 percent from 8 percent in April 2017. A sweetener being considered has drawn scathing criticism from many economists. The ruling Liberal ...

LDP submits proposals to help farmers cope with impact of TPP

Nov 20, 2015

LDP submits proposals to help farmers cope with impact of TPP

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday compiled a set of proposals to help Japanese farmers and businesses cope with the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. The LDP’s policy paper places emphasis on measures to promote exports rather than those ...

Japan's State Guest House could soon be open to tourists

Nov 19, 2015

Japan's State Guest House could soon be open to tourists

As part of campaign to attract more overseas tourists to Japan, the government is planning to open the State Guest House in Tokyo’s Minato Ward to general visitors as early as April next year, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday. Earlier in the ...