Aso claims 2017 tax hike will 'certainly' go through

Jan 22, 2016

Aso claims 2017 tax hike will 'certainly' go through

Finance Minister Taro Aso said in his new year policy speech Friday that he will “certainly” go through with the second stage of the consumption tax hike to 10 percent in April 2017 to secure international trust in Japan’s efforts to return to fiscal ...

Jan 18, 2016

LDP puts off legalizing casinos in Japan

The Liberal Democratic Party has decided not to seek passage of a bill to legalize casino operations during this Diet session because coalition partner Komeito remains cautious on gambling. The LDP appears to be eager to avoid a conflict with Komeito, backed by the ...