Japan slams North Korean 'H-bomb' test

Jan 6, 2016

Japan slams North Korean 'H-bomb' test

The government slammed North Korea on Wednesday after it apparently conducted another nuclear test, its fourth, which involved what Pyongyang described as a powerful hydrogen bomb. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the action as “a grave threat to the safety of our country.” There ...

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 ...