Sep 4, 2014

Abe mum ahead of second stage of tax hike

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is keeping quiet about whether to he will raise the consumption tax in October 2015 as scheduled, saying only that he will make a final decision while “comprehensively” analyzing the economic situation. Hiking the tax to 10 percent next year ...

Sep 4, 2014

Keep a close eye on new Cabinet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled executive posts of the Liberal Democratic Party and his Cabinet apparently with the aim of setting up his re-election as the Liberal Democratic Party's president in autumn 2015.

Abe keeps core intact in Cabinet shake-up

Sep 3, 2014

Abe keeps core intact in Cabinet shake-up

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday for the first time since returning to office in December 2012, putting together a lineup that features more women but leaves his core ministers intact. With no changes in over 617 days, his previous Cabinet, ...