Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Aug 22, 2015

Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday defended the Defense Ministry’s compilation of internal documents on national security bills on the premise of their early enactment. During a meeting of a special committee on the legislation in the House of Councilors, the upper chamber of ...

Japan's food self-sufficiency rate fails to meet lowered 45% target

Aug 7, 2015

Japan's food self-sufficiency rate fails to meet lowered 45% target

Japan’s food self-sufficiency rate was 39 percent in fiscal 2014 for the fifth consecutive year, failing to meet the lowered government target of 45 percent, farm ministry data showed Friday. In the year through March, the food self-sufficiency rate remained unchanged from recent years ...