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Jun 29, 2017

Fiscal 2016 saw Japan's first tax revenue decline in seven years

Japan’s tax revenue totaled around ¥55.5 trillion ($495 billion) in fiscal 2016, down from ¥56.29 trillion in fiscal 2015, sources said Wednesday, marking the first year-on-year drop in seven years. The fall was largely attributable to the firming of the yen that dented exporters’ ...

Japan-EU trade negotiations at crucial moment: Kishida

Jun 28, 2017

Japan-EU trade negotiations at crucial moment: Kishida

Japan and the European Union are at a crucial moment in their attempt to sign a free trade deal, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Wednesday, with tariffs on European cheese a key sticking point. The comments from Kishida come after four years of talks, ...

Japan, Czech Republic to begin talks on direct flights

Jun 28, 2017

Japan, Czech Republic to begin talks on direct flights

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Czech counterpart, Bohuslav Sobotka, have agreed to begin talks on an treaty to start direct flights between their countries this year to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations. During the meeting Tuesday at the Prime Minister’s Office ...

Japan helps Myanmar set up 250 revenue-generating postboxes

Jun 28, 2017

Japan helps Myanmar set up 250 revenue-generating postboxes

Myanmar will get help from Japan to replace postboxes in three major cities with new designs that offer advertisement space to reform the nation’s aging postal system. The project, which will also help finance the cost of building the new units, covers a total ...