Abe, LDP agree to cut corporate tax rate from fiscal 2015

/ Jun 3, 2014

Abe, LDP agree to cut corporate tax rate from fiscal 2015

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s tax panel agreed Tuesday to cut Japan’s corporate tax rate from fiscal 2015 on the condition that the government continues efforts to restore the country’s precarious public finances. Earlier in the day, Finance Minister ...

/ Dec 2, 2013

LDP eyes more tax-free products for foreign visitors

The tax panel of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will call for increasing the number of products on which foreign visitors do not have to pay consumption taxes, sources said Monday. The LDP is considering adding sweets, foodstuffs and cosmetics to the list of ...

Jan 29, 2010

Google, China and the facts of life

Google’s motto is “don’t be evil.” Some assert that such sentiment — common sense for most human beings — is irrelevant for a corporate entity dedicated to the pursuit of profit. Yet Google is no jordinary company. It provides the infrastructure through which a ...

May 13, 2007

Lay it to rest

It’s time that all this Yasukuni Shrine, Kimigayo and textbook-revision nonsense was laid to rest. Every Japanese, man, woman and child should be made to realize that without the blood spilled by the Allies in World War II, Japan today, would be a fanatical, ...