May 19, 2014

Abe vows to set up new groups to rev up farm exports

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to set up new organizations in an attempt to bolster exports of farm products, with an eye toward the establishment of a U.S.-led Pacific free trade pact. Abe also said at a meeting of the Industrial Competitiveness Council ...

Oct 29, 2013

Public 'fed up' with vested interests

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reforms may be aided by excluding the agriculture, trade and welfare ministries from oversight of special economic zones, according to the head of a working group on the plans. “Abe sees the strategic special zones as the heart of regulatory ...