Feb 20, 2017

All of Japan's big cities plan bigger budgets for fiscal 2017

All 20 major cities across Japan have drafted budgets bigger than last year due to the transfer of revenue from prefectural governments for teacher pay. The revenue shift is part of power decentralization by the central government. Starting with fiscal 2017, which gets underway ...

Dec 22, 2016

Japan pledges $500 million in fresh aid for refugees

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Thursday that $500 million in fresh assistance for refugees will be provided as part of Japan’s commitment to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Funding for the initiative is included in the third supplementary budget for the current fiscal ...