Apr 24, 2014

Biz tax cut would lift GDP: METI

Japan’s gross domestic product would likely grow by at least ¥7 trillion if the effective corporate tax rate were to fall by about 10 points from the current level of around 35 percent, the industry ministry said in a recent survey. The estimate comes ...

Mar 18, 2014

52.4% of Japanese say they oppose same-sex marriage

Three in four Japanese adults think society is unkind to sexual minorities, while just more than half oppose same-sex marriage, a recent nationwide poll found. A total of 74.6 percent said they think society is either unkind or somewhat unkind to sexual minorities, including ...

Feb 16, 2014

Over half in Osaka question Hashimoto re-election bid: poll

A majority of voters in the city of Osaka have doubts about the snap election nationalist Mayor Toru Hashimoto has called to seek judgement on his proposal to merge the Osaka prefectural and municipal governments, a Kyodo News survey said Sunday. In the telephone ...

Feb 12, 2014

Abe rates as low as N. Korean leader

With Seoul-Tokyo relations at their lowest ebb in years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now as unpopular with South Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a survey released Wednesday. Following Abe’s contentious visit in December to the war-related Yasukuni Shrine, ...