Dec 26, 2015

Fundraising for new child poverty reduction fund falling short

Japan is facing difficulty raising donations for a fund set up in October to subsidize organizations working to reduce child poverty. Although the government estimates tens of millions of yen are necessary to start the fund in April, only ¥6.45 million had been secured ...

Dec 15, 2015

The consumption tax mess

It's questionable whether the government's plan to introduce a lower tax rate on food products is the best way to help lower-income households.