New farm minister spins TPP as chance for exports

Oct 11, 2015

New farm minister spins TPP as chance for exports

Hiroshi Moriyama, the new farm minister, stressed in a recent interview that the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will provide Japanese farmers with opportunities to boost sales in overseas markets. “We’ve secured tariff cuts and elimination for beef, rice, tea and fishery products” from other countries ...

Oct 9, 2015

Only 35.4% support Abe's Cabinet reshuffle, poll finds

Only 35.4 percent of the public support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet reshuffle conducted Wednesday, while 40.1 percent do not, a Kyodo News poll showed Thursday. Support for Abe’s Cabinet, however, rose 5.9 percentage points from September to 44.8 percent. The disapproval rating stood ...