Jun 20, 2014

Rebates to promote fuel cell cars likely in 2015, METI says

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to offer subsidies to drivers who purchase fuel cell vehicles from fiscal 2015. The rebates are part of a road map adopted Thursday to bring hydrogen into common use as an energy source toward 2040. The ...

Jun 17, 2014

Ministry pledges subsidies to aid local bridge, tunnel repairs

The infrastructure ministry plans to create a new subsidy system in fiscal 2015 for large-scale repairs to bridges and tunnels by municipal and prefectural governments. The ministry, which is considering subsidizing half of the costs for such repairs, wants to include the money in ...

LDP takes aim at rice farmers

Nov 3, 2013

LDP takes aim at rice farmers

In a major shift in farm policy, the government plans to stop controlling rice prices by halving subsidies to farmers who voluntarily reduce their harvests.