Nov 27, 2015

Abe orders extra budget drafted to boost welfare, agriculture

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday instructed his Cabinet to compile an extra budget for fiscal 2015 to bolster welfare services and improve the competitiveness of the farm sector. The supplementary budget for fiscal 2015 ending March 31 is likely to be worth more ...

Oct 9, 2015

Kin of abductees hit out at 'revolving-door' Cabinet appointments

A representative for the families of Japanese abducted by North Korea decades ago has expressed dismay at the “revolving-door” Cabinet appointments to the post of minister in charge of the issue. Referring to the appointment of Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato to the ...