Japan mulls minimum 20% greenhouse gas cut by 2030

Apr 9, 2015

Japan mulls minimum 20% greenhouse gas cut by 2030

Japan may set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, as part of efforts to strike a new global deal to combat climate change later this year. The target, still a source of conflict ...

Aug 6, 2014

Obama to reduce role of nuclear arms in security policy: U.S. official

President Barack Obama remains committed to creating a world without nuclear weapons and his administration will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in security policy, according to a U.S. government official. Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, pressed Obama’s ...

Aug 6, 2014

H.I.S. reduces its stake in struggling Skymark to 6.49%

Japanese travel agency H.I.S. Co. reduced its stake in Skymark Airlines Inc. from 7.68 percent to 6.49 percent by the end of last month, according to a report filed Tuesday with a finance bureau of the Finance Ministry. H.I.S. sold shares in the Japanese ...

Dec 3, 2013

Justice Ministry to give bidding advantage to firms with ex-convicts

The Justice Ministry said Tuesday firms that employ people with criminal records will receive an advantage in bidding on its public works projects from fiscal 2014. Stable employment helps reduce recidivism, the ministry said, adding that the measure will add more employment opportunities for ...