Initial budget passes Lower House

Apr 17, 2013

Initial budget passes Lower House

The Diet on Tuesday gave the nod to a ¥92.61 trillion draft budget for fiscal 2013 aimed at shoring up the economy. The budget crafted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration was approved at a plenary session of the full Lower House later in ...

Mar 15, 2013

Kuroda gets Lower House nod for BOJ

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved the nomination of Asian Development Bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda for Bank of Japan governor, paving the way for a new team to take control of the central bank later this month. The opposition-controlled House of Councilors will ...

Feb 7, 2013

Delay in electoral reform

Talks agreed by the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito and the Democratic Party of Japan on election system reform for the Diet are going nowhere.