Dec 27, 2014

Ruling camps to exempt renewable energy-related funds from gift tax

The ruling coalition is in final discussions on eliminating the gift tax on money given by parents and grandparents to their children or grandchildren for purchases of solar panels and other renewable energy equipment, informed sources said Saturday. With the ceiling set at ¥5 ...

Dec 17, 2014

The skewed value of votes

Lawmakers must set aside their partisan interests and act fast to narrow the wide gap in the value of votes between rural and urban constituencies.

Dec 17, 2014

55% do not support Abe's security policies, poll shows

More than half of the respondents to a Kyodo News opinion poll do not support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s handling of security policies, which include allowing the nation to begin aiding allies under armed attack, despite the ruling bloc’s victory in Sunday’s election. The ...