Jan 29, 2016

Amari still has much to answer for

Even though he has stepped down as economic and fiscal policy minister, Akira Amari still owes an explanation of his acts to a public weary of the repeated money scandals involving key members of the Abe administration.

Jan 28, 2016

Amari to respond to graft allegations

Japan’s economy minister, Akira Amari, plans to deny allegations that he received cash for favors when he holds a press conference Thursday afternoon, sources said Wednesday. With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making it clear Wednesday that he wants Amari to continue serving in his ...

Jan 27, 2016

Bank of Kyoto snubs Abe's plea to cut cross-shareholdings

As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urges Japanese banks to reduce their stakes in client companies, at least one lender is not playing ball. Bank of Kyoto Ltd. sees no need to sell stakes in customers such as Kyocera Corp., Nintendo Co. and Nidec Corp., ...