Abe faces roadblock this fall

| Aug 31, 2014

Abe faces roadblock this fall

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to be approaching a roadblock this fall in the form of defeat in the Okinawa gubernatorial election, possible chaos over the relocation of Futenma air station and mounting sentiment throughout Japan against U.S. military bases.

Aug 30, 2014

Keidanren chief Sakakibara may be tapped for key policy panel

Sadayuki Sakakibara is likely to become the first Keidanren chief to sit on the government’s top economic policy panel in six years, sources close to the matter said. The head of Japan’s most powerful business lobby is likely to be tapped as a private-sector ...

Aug 28, 2014

Additional sales tax hike difficult decision for Abe: adviser

Japan’s additional consumption tax hike planned for next year is a hard decision for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make, given a slowdown in the nation’s economic recovery, one of his advisers said Wednesday. Etsuro Honda, a special adviser on economic affairs, also indicated ...