Aug 12, 2014

Japan's industrial output in June suffered a revised 3.4% drop

Industrial output fell a seasonally adjusted 3.4 percent in June from the previous month, downgraded from an initially reported decrease of 3.3 percent, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday. The index of output at factories and mines stood at 100.0 against ...

Lawyer gives Article 9 some coffee shop buzz

May 2, 2014

Lawyer gives Article 9 some coffee shop buzz

by Mizuho Aoki

One morning in late April dozens of mothers, some with children, gathered at an Italian restaurant in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, hoping not only to dine, but also to learn what kind of future might await their children if the Constitution is amended. During the ...

Feb 14, 2014

Moral education material revised

The education ministry announced Friday fully revised material for moral education in elementary and junior high schools. The ministry plans to distribute it to all students in time for fiscal 2014, which starts April 1. It spent some ¥980 million to make some 10 ...

Jun 13, 2013

Banking curbs eased as Diet enacts financial bill

The Diet passed a bill Wednesday to ease curbs on banks’ investments in nonbanking firms, punish leaks of corporate information used for insider trading and toughen penalties on investment managers using false information to win contracts. The portion of the bill revising the banking ...