Aso ranked Cabinet's top fundraiser in 2015

Dec 3, 2016

Aso ranked Cabinet's top fundraiser in 2015

Finance Minister Taro Aso was the top fundraiser in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet in 2015, according to reports submitted to the government by political parties and groups. Aso, who doubles as deputy prime minister, raised ¥147.35 million in political funds, followed by Abe ...

Nov 28, 2016

Ruling parties agree on two-week Diet extension

The ruling coalition decided on Monday to extend the extraordinary Diet session by two weeks, giving itself a window to pass bills on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and pension reform before the legislature closes for the year. The extension means the extra session ...

Nov 27, 2016

Tax freeze on pension assets to be extended three years

The government and ruling coalition plan to extend the tax freeze on corporate pension assets for three years in light of the tough investment climate surrounding the Bank of Japan’s negative interest rate policy, it has been learned. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and ...