Jul 27, 2016

Abe outlines ¥28 trillion stimulus package

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that a new economic stimulus package will exceed ¥28 trillion, with a partial focus on agriculture. The massive package is partly seen as a bid to contain fallout from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The government ...

A dark age dawns for politics in Japan

| Jul 23, 2016

A dark age dawns for politics in Japan

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“Historic,” that much-overused word, seems almost acceptable as a description of the Upper House elections earlier this month that gave Japan — for the first time in its postwar history — a government strong enough to get serious about rewriting the Constitution. Arguably other ...