Aug 17, 2013

Lawmakers hurry off on summer overseas trips

Lawmakers are rushing off on official overseas trips for the holiday season amid political stability at home and with the Diet in recess, creating an opportunity absent in the past two summers. Politicians were forced to skip trips abroad because of the Great East ...

May 27, 2013

Average value of Diet lawmakers' assets grows to ¥32 million

The average value of assets held by Lower House members came to ¥32.28 million, slightly up from a record low ¥31.52 million in the previous survey, released in February 2010, according to a Kyodo News tally based on data released Monday. The amount, which ...