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Abe eyes carrying out large-scale Cabinet reshuffle in mid-September

National / Politics Aug 17, 2019

Abe eyes carrying out large-scale Cabinet reshuffle in mid-September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking at a large-scale reshuffle of his Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party leadership team, probably in mid-September, to be better prepared to tackle key policy challenges including constitutional amendments, it was learned Saturday. The previous reshuffle, last October, featured ...

National Aug 17, 2019

Kitakyushu and Fukuoka to introduce accommodation tax from April

Kitakyushu officials agreed with the Fukuoka Prefectural Government on Friday to set its planned accommodation tax for people staying at hotels in the city at ¥200 per guest per night. The second-biggest city in the prefecture aims to introduce the levy in April. From the ¥200, ...

U.S. seeks to seize Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar

World Aug 17, 2019

U.S. seeks to seize Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar

The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel. The Justice Department alleged the ship was part of a scheme "to unlawfully access ...

Editorials Aug 17, 2019

Real cost of scrapping reactors

Tepco's recent decision to decommission its Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant highlights one of the big challenges for both the power industry and the government — which has pushed for nuclear power as a matter of state policy — in the wake of ...