Abe's election decision met with anger in disaster-hit communities

Nov 19, 2014

Abe's election decision met with anger in disaster-hit communities

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives for a snap election was met with anger in communities affected by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster. Many people in the affected areas are concerned about a further delay ...

Nov 19, 2014

Businesses have mixed reaction to putting off sales tax hike

The business community voiced mixed reactions Tuesday to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to delay the next consumption tax hike and call a snap election for the Lower House. “We were concerned about slowing consumption,” an official at a restaurant chain said, welcoming Abe’s ...