Suga again denies revisionism

Mar 24, 2014

Suga again denies revisionism

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga denies speculation that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a key aide's proposal to issue a new government statement on the "comfort women" issue.

Vietnamese leader welcomes fresh aid from Japan

Mar 18, 2014

Vietnamese leader welcomes fresh aid from Japan

Visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, meeting Tuesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, welcomed new official development assistance from Japan totaling ¥120 billion in yen loans. High-ranking officials from the two countries also signed a document in Tokyo on five infrastructure projects using the ...

Yokota couple: Meeting a 'miracle'

Mar 17, 2014

Yokota couple: Meeting a 'miracle'

The parents of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean agents in 1977, say their dramatic meeting in Mongolia last week with her 26-year-old daughter was "like a miracle" and they were also very happy to see her 10-month-old baby, both for the ...

Mar 14, 2014

Japan may boost immigrant numbers

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga refuses to deny a media report that the Abe administration is considering increasing the number of immigrants to boost Japan's potential for long-term economic growth.

Mar 7, 2014

Cabinet: Bitcoin is not a currency

Under Japanese law, bitcoins are not recognized as currency and transactions using it should be taxed based on the income, corporate and consumption tax laws, the Cabinet announces.

Mar 7, 2014

Suga mum on Ukraine sanctions for Russia

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga declined comment if Tokyo will impose economic sanctions against Russia over its deployment of troops on Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, only saying Tokyo will “properly deal with the situation by closely consulting with relevant countries.” The United States, Japan’s sole ...