Jun 14, 2016

Donations to municipalities of choice grow fourfold in fiscal 2015

Donations to municipalities that qualify as tax-deductable soared over fourfold in fiscal 2015 from a year earlier, the government said Tuesday. The donations in fiscal 2015 totaled ¥165.29 billion, compared with ¥38.85 billion in fiscal 2014, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said. It ...

May 18, 2016

Economic growth remains fragile

The nation’s economy has escaped a back-to-back quarterly decline, as shown by the preliminary data for the January-March period — which has been closely watched as a possible clue to whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with the consumption tax hike in ...