Oct 7, 2016

LDP gets cold feet on axing spousal tax break


In the latest sign that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will not reform a tax break that has long been viewed as a disincentive for working women, Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai appeared to walk back his earlier support for the reform. The spousal tax break ...

Sep 25, 2016

Lawmakers urge LDP to withdraw draft constitutional amendments

The major opposition Democratic Party on Sunday urged the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to withdraw its draft constitutional amendments. The draft “makes light of the people’s rights,” party secretary-general and former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said during a televised debate among senior lawmakers from ...