Jan 28, 2016

Amari to respond to graft allegations

Japan’s economy minister, Akira Amari, plans to deny allegations that he received cash for favors when he holds a press conference Thursday afternoon, sources said Wednesday. With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making it clear Wednesday that he wants Amari to continue serving in his ...

Jan 27, 2016

Bank of Kyoto snubs Abe's plea to cut cross-shareholdings

As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urges Japanese banks to reduce their stakes in client companies, at least one lender is not playing ball. Bank of Kyoto Ltd. sees no need to sell stakes in customers such as Kyocera Corp., Nintendo Co. and Nidec Corp., ...

Jan 22, 2016

Tokyo, Moscow to arrange Abe's unofficial visit to Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Friday that the two countries will arrange an unofficial visit to Russia by Abe prior to Putin’s proposed trip to Japan. During telephone talks, Abe and Putin also confirmed their countries’ cooperation, ...