Abdication bill sails through Lower House

/ Jun 2, 2017

Abdication bill sails through Lower House

An abdication bill drafted strictly for Emperor Akihito cleared the House of Representatives on Friday, setting the stage for its passage by the Diet on June 9. Thanks to a consensus reached by the political parties ahead of time, the Lower House approved the legislation ...

/ Sep 16, 2016

Government to defer bill penalizing criminal conspiracies

The government and ruling bloc will postpone introducing a bill that penalizes criminal conspiracies, officials said Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the bill "is not included in the list of legislation to be submitted to the extraordinary Diet session." Wataru ...

Lower House OKs bills on accessing customer, banking data

/ May 21, 2015

Lower House OKs bills on accessing customer, banking data

The Lower House approved legislation Thursday that would, if enacted, enable the government to access citizens' bank deposit records and loosen the rules around how companies use personal customer information. The legislation comprises two bills. The first is an amendment to the law on numbering ...