| Sep 29, 2014

Dollar moves above ¥109.50 in Tokyo

The dollar rose above ¥109.50 in Tokyo trading Monday thanks to higher stock prices in Japan and abroad but failed to extend gains as it came under pressure from profit-taking. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥109.59-60, up from ¥108.96-97 at the same ...

Abe to shift gears as Diet session kicks off

Sep 28, 2014

Abe to shift gears as Diet session kicks off

by Mizuho Aoki

After drawing a storm of criticism and causing controversy with his Cabinet’s reinterpretation of the Constitution earlier this year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party now look ready to avoid contentious security issues and refocus on revitalizing rural economies during the ...

Sep 26, 2014

Four LDP women to head Upper House committees

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party plans to appoint four of its female lawmakers to chair committees of the House of Councilors, sources said. The party is considering selecting Satsuki Katayama as chair of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee; Tamayo Marukawa for the Health, ...