Indian leader arrives for summit

Aug 30, 2014

Indian leader arrives for summit

by Masaaki Kameda

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Kansai International Airport on Saturday for a five-day visit in which he is expected to seek stronger security and economic ties with Japan in the face of China’s rising territorial ambitions and military might. Calling Japan and ...

Aug 30, 2014

Keidanren chief Sakakibara may be tapped for key policy panel

Sadayuki Sakakibara is likely to become the first Keidanren chief to sit on the government’s top economic policy panel in six years, sources close to the matter said. The head of Japan’s most powerful business lobby is likely to be tapped as a private-sector ...

Aug 28, 2014

Additional sales tax hike difficult decision for Abe: adviser

Japan’s additional consumption tax hike planned for next year is a hard decision for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make, given a slowdown in the nation’s economic recovery, one of his advisers said Wednesday. Etsuro Honda, a special adviser on economic affairs, also indicated ...