Nov 12, 2015

Ruling bloc to forego extraordinary Diet session

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Sadakazu Tanigaki, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on Thursday confirmed plans to forgo an extraordinary Diet session this year due partly to Abe’s tight diplomatic schedule. Opposition parties have called for an extra session under a constitutional ...

LDP's Tanigaki backs 2015 sales tax hike

Sep 13, 2014

LDP's Tanigaki backs 2015 sales tax hike

Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki made clear his belief on Saturday that the government should raise the consumption tax rate again, to 10 percent in October 2015, as planned. “We should not put off things in the broad direction,” Tanigaki said during a ...

Jul 18, 2014

Tanigaki vows internship revamp, foreign-friendly policies


Addressing the foreign press, Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki on Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to revamping the foreign trainee program, which critics say is rife with human rights violations. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tanigaki trumpeted a range of initiatives Japan is ...