Aug 31, 2016

Foreign Ministry wants to chip in for aid workers' security costs

The government should contribute to the cost of protecting aid workers involved in Tokyo-backed development projects in light of the deadly terrorist attack in Bangladesh last month that left seven Japanese dead, the Foreign Ministry says. The measure, presented Tuesday, was among proposals included ...

Aug 29, 2016

Fresh GSDF mission in South Sudan planned under new security laws

The Defense Ministry is making final arrangements to allow Ground Self-Defense Force personnel to be sent to South Sudan, possibly in mid-November, to conduct a fresh mission in a limited area under new security laws, according to a government source. The mission, focusing on ...

Aug 26, 2016

FTC chides FamilyMart for unfairly curbing subcontractor payments

The Fair Trade Commission on Thursday reprimanded major convenience store chain FamilyMart Co. for unfairly reducing payments to the subcontractors who make its private brand products. The antitrust watchdog said FamilyMart failed to pay about ¥650 million to 20 subcontractors between July 2014 and ...