Feb 1, 2013

Abe says he feels war sex slaves' pain

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Facing questions from an opposition lawmaker Thursday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refused to comment on the government’s position on wartime sex slaves, but he did say he feels “heart-breaking pain” when he thinks of how their human rights were violated. “In this sense, I’m ...

Kaieda lashes LDP on works spending

Jan 31, 2013

Kaieda lashes LDP on works spending

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Democratic Party of Japan leader Banri Kaieda lashed out Wednesday at the massive ¥4.7 trillion public works spending package compiled by the Liberal Democratic Party. In the first question-and-answer session in the Diet since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy speech Monday, Kaieda said, “the ...

Abe adviser Hamada wants more pliant BOJ

Jan 30, 2013

Abe adviser Hamada wants more pliant BOJ

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With his harsh criticism of the Bank of Japan in the spotlight, Shinzo Abe's economic brain, Koichi Hamada, says it is a big step forward for the central bank to finally adopt the new prime minister's 2 percent inflation target.