| Jun 27, 2003

Revised fund law good for graft?

by Reiji Yoshida

The first hearing was held Thursday in the trial of Lower House member Takanori Sakai, who has been charged with violating the Political Funds Control Law by concealing political donations from companies. The case is drawing public attention once again to problems involving money ...

| Jun 14, 2003

What do 'Trinity Reforms' mean for our taxes?

by Hiroko Nakata

With Japan’s public debt snowballing, the government is gearing up efforts to review national and local-level finances under what has been dubbed the “Trinity Re- forms” plan. But with differences within the government still unresolved, there is little likelihood of a conclusion in the ...