Oct 7, 2016

LDP gets cold feet on axing spousal tax break

In the latest sign that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will not reform a tax break that has long been viewed as a disincentive for working women, Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai appeared to walk back his earlier support for the reform. The spousal tax break ...

Oct 7, 2016

Suga, Inada admit to filling out blank expense receipts

Two key members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet have admitted to filling out blank receipts as part of their expense claims, raising questions about their ethics and the efficacy of a political funds control law. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Defense Minister ...