May 23, 2016

Pro-Abenomics LDP group urges Abe to proceed with tax hike

A group of lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is urging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to go ahead with the second stage of the consumption tax hike in April 2017, and implement economic stimulus worth ¥15 trillion to ¥20 trillion by compiling a ...

May 17, 2016

Tokyo governor rebuked over expenses scandal

A senior lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party criticized Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe on Tuesday for using political funds for private purposes. Masuzoe “needs to reflect seriously (on his conduct),” LDP Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki said at a news conference. “As the top official ...