Aso ranked Cabinet's top fundraiser in 2015

/ Dec 3, 2016

Aso ranked Cabinet's top fundraiser in 2015

Finance Minister Taro Aso was the top fundraiser in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet in 2015, according to reports submitted to the government by political parties and groups. Aso, who doubles as deputy prime minister, raised ¥147.35 million in political funds, followed by Abe ...

Sep 3, 2016

Japanese finance minister calls for more investment, wage hikes

Finance Minister Taro Aso has urged companies to raise investment and wages as their retained earnings continue to increase. At a news conference on Friday, Aso complained about companies’ use of money, saying the proportion of funds spent on business investment should be raised ...

Gaffe-prone Aso brands brokerage workers 'shady types'

Aug 31, 2016

Gaffe-prone Aso brands brokerage workers 'shady types'

In the latest of a long series of gaffes, Finance Minister Taro Aso has hit out at brokerage workers — a profession he’s responsible for overseeing. “People have a preconception that investing in bonds and stocks is dangerous, and that’s correct,” Aso said at ...