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Yuki Hagiwara
For Yuki Hagiwara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera
JAPAN
Dec 25, 2023
Japan must further ease arms export rules, ex-defense chief says
Itsunori Onodera said he would press ahead with ruling coalition discussions on broadening the scope of allowable exports.
Former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says Japanese firms' clean energy technology can speed up the country’s efforts to curb emissions.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 27, 2023
Japan’s tech leaders accelerate its climate actions, ex-PM says
Japan’s companies were once at the cutting edge of green technology but have been surpassed by Chinese producers.
South Korean Ambassador to Japan Yun Duk-min speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Sep 22, 2023
South Korea seeks revived China-Japan summit to shore up ties
Senior officials from the three Asian nations are set to meet in Seoul on Sept. 26.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2023
Japan’s bid to nurture startups lags global rivals on tax breaks
Struggling with a far lower business entry rate than the U.S. or Europe, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government in 2022 launched a five-year plan to encourage new ventures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 1, 2023
Japan considers official security clearance system to ease trade and cooperation
Without such a law in place, Japanese firms risk missing out on highly sensitive contracts including those with overseas allies in areas like cutting-edge chip technology and cybersecurity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 16, 2023
Struggling hot spring resorts get boost from Chinese investors
Many Chinese buyers of inns and hotels are willing to pay twice the market price to take them over, according to sellers and industry sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2023
LDP will try to pass LGBTQ law ahead of G7 summit
Japan is alone among the G7 wealthy democracies in not having laws to ban discrimination against LGBTQ people or give legal recognition to same-sex unions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 26, 2023
Japan regulator asks banks to examine social media risks after SVB case
The FSA asked lenders to prepare crisis management manuals and examine their liquidity and risk management systems, sources have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 4, 2023
Japan weighs bomb-shelter bill with eye on China and North Korea
While there are vast networks of subways in major Japanese cities that could be used for civil defense, the majority of homes in the country don’t have basements.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 14, 2023
Japan weighs defense exports as it shows off fighter jet plans
The Global Combat Air Program is the country’s first major military development plan with partners other than the U.S. since World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 7, 2023
LDP flips on LGBTQ bill after gaffe by Kishida aide
The party will prepare to submit a bill encouraging understanding of LGBTQ issues, seeking to repair the damage from the former aide"s discriminatory comments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 21, 2023
Next BOJ governor needs to be ‘crafty,’ LDP’s Akira Amari says
Japan’s next central bank governor needs the ability to be "crafty” in how they communicate and should largely stick with loose monetary policy, according to Akira Amari, a former economy minister who was involved in laying out the country’s 10-year-old inflation target.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 20, 2023
Japan’s chip czar backs U.S. push to contain Chinese ‘hegemony’
LDP heavyweight Akira Amari said his country must join the U.S. in imposing restrictions on exports of the latest chip materials and machinery to China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 7, 2022
Nomura is teaching Japan high school students how to invest
About 8 in 10 Japanese have never invested in securities, according to a lobby group for the nationu2019s brokers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 5, 2022
Ruling LDP looks to continue aid to struggling Japan firms as pandemic loans end
The party will draw up new support proposals for firms at risk of default, aiming to reflect them in the governmentu2019s economic package that will be put together by the end of the month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2022
Why young Japanese are more likely to back Abe’s state funeral
For many voters in their 20s, Abeu2019s name is synonymous with a soaring Nikkei stock average and almost full employment under his Abenomics program.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 29, 2022
Japan will monitor China, new economic security minister says
Sanae Takaichi, known for her hawkish stance toward Japanu2019s powerful neighbor, took her post this month amid increasing government awareness of economic security.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 12, 2022
Tokyo seeks to take lead as green ‘transition’ finance hub
Transition finance is the concept of investing in companies to help them cut emissions, something the government is pursuing on the way to its target of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 25, 2022
Former Japan economy minister calls for talks on big extra budget in fall
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said he will think about another budget depending on the circumstances.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 21, 2022
Tax reform key for Japan’s ¥10 trillion startup push, says head of ruling party group
The government is set to put together a five-year plan by the end of 2022 that will seek to increase money going to startups tenfold.

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