May 27, 2016

Curbs on excessive liquor discounts enacted in Japan

The Diet enacted legislation on Friday to tighten regulations on excessive discounts on liquor. Amendments to the Liquor Tax Act and the Act on Securing of Liquor Tax and on Liquor Business Associations were approved at a plenary meeting of the Upper House. The ...

May 11, 2016

Japan to enact bill to counter hate speech

The Diet is set to enact a bill aimed at countering hate speech during the current session that ends June 1. Executives of the Upper House Judicial Affairs Committee agreed Wednesday to take a vote on the legislation Thursday. The bill is expected to ...

National Archives of Japan rapidly running out of shelf space

May 10, 2016

National Archives of Japan rapidly running out of shelf space

The National Archives of Japan in Tokyo is expected to run out of shelf space sometime in fiscal 2019, forcing the government to begin leasing private-sector warehouses, sources have said. The archives are where official documents are filed — everything from government records to ...