Nov 28, 2016

Ruling parties agree on two-week Diet extension

The ruling coalition decided on Monday to extend the extraordinary Diet session by two weeks, giving itself a window to pass bills on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and pension reform before the legislature closes for the year. The extension means the extra session ...

Nov 27, 2016

Tax freeze on pension assets to be extended three years

The government and ruling coalition plan to extend the tax freeze on corporate pension assets for three years in light of the tough investment climate surrounding the Bank of Japan’s negative interest rate policy, it has been learned. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and ...

Nov 21, 2016

Abe to seek bigger fiscal policy role in '17 budget

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is pushing for a greater role for fiscal policy next year, according to draft guidelines for the 2017 budget seen by Bloomberg. The government handed the document for Japan’s initial budget for the fiscal year starting in April to ...