Apr 21, 2016

Time for Amari to talk

Former economy minister Akira Amari should follow through on his pledge to account for the millions of yen that he and his aides received from a construction company.

Locations raided in ex-minister Amari's fund scandal probe

Apr 9, 2016

Locations raided in ex-minister Amari's fund scandal probe

Tokyo public prosecutors raided several locations Friday as part of an investigation into a money scandal involving former Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari. The locations searched by investigators from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office included an office of the government-affiliated Urban ...

Peeling back the layers of money politics

| Feb 20, 2016

Peeling back the layers of money politics

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Last week the Asahi Shimbun reported on the relationship between Japan’s larger corporations and the Liberal Democratic Party. Since regaining power in 2012, the LDP announced it would cut corporate taxes at rates that are twice those proposed by the previous Democratic Party of ...

Jan 29, 2016

Amari still has much to answer for

Even though he has stepped down as economic and fiscal policy minister, Akira Amari still owes an explanation of his acts to a public weary of the repeated money scandals involving key members of the Abe administration.