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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 27, 2022
Binance seeks permit to return to Japan market after four years
The nation's easing approach to crypto and substantial potential for user growth are the key reasons for the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange's renewed interest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 10, 2022
Japan's ‘new capitalism’ advocate calls for more public spending
The next step after initial efforts to better distribute wealth should be government spending, says businessman and activist George Hara.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2022
Japan set to pass China human rights resolution before Olympics
The House of Representatives is set to pass a resolution expressing concern about Uyghur human rights as early as Tuesday, in a move likely to irritate China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 23, 2022
Review of quarterly reporting a natural step, Japan lawmaker says
Changing the law that compels quarterly disclosure is advocated by some to encourage a shift of focus away from short-term thinking.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 17, 2021
Small investors won’t be hurt by capital gains tax reform, LDP lawmaker says
Changes are aimed at rectifying perceived unfairness and won't hurt people investing small amounts, according to Katsunobu Kato.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 26, 2021
Freedom needed for commerce to flourish, says Japan's new economic security minister
To succeed, Takayuki Kobayashi says, Japan must seek a balance between allowing companies and research institutions to work together across borders while mitigating any potential risk to national security.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 28, 2021
Affluent Tokyo suburb shows why Japan’s opposition can’t keep up
Voters have bad memories of when the CDP last ran the country nearly a decade ago, a three-year span that saw three different leaders and a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 15, 2021
Japan's next generation of lawmakers cheer ‘chaotic’ prime minister fight
Young LDP lawmakers are hoping that a vigorous debate before the party picks a leader on Sept. 29 will bring in fresh blood and new policies — and hold off any resurgence by the opposition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2021
Fumio Kishida, top contender to lead Japan, warns Taiwan is ‘next big problem’
'Looking at the situation with Hong Kong and the Uyghurs, I have a strong feeling that the Taiwan Strait will be the next big problem,” Kishida said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 3, 2021
Hong Kong’s fate spurs Japan to speak up about defending Taiwan
A more supportive policy toward Taipei is emblematic of a broader shift by Tokyo in response to China's crackdown on Hong Kong and increased military activities in the Taiwan Strait.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2021
Japan sees China-Taiwan friction as threat to its security
Remarks from Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi came a week after China sent 28 warplanes near Taiwan, in the latest ratcheting up of military pressure around the democratically ruled island.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 8, 2021
Japan must work with TSMC to rebuild chipmaking base, ex-economy minister says
The nation is unable to return to cutting-edge chip development and manufacturing on its own, LDP lawmaker Akira Amari acknowledged, suggesting a tie-up with the Taiwanese chipmaker.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 2, 2021
U.K. to begin process to join trans-Pacific trade partnership
Japan has been supportive of the U.K.'s efforts to seal global trade deals as it seeks to carve out a bigger role in Asia following its exit from the EU.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 12, 2021
Japan needs trillions of yen more in stimulus, influential LDP lawmaker says
Fresh spending and the debt issued to pay for it would help fuel the BOJ's easing campaign and have a beneficial impact on the yen and stocks, according to Kozo Yamamoto.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 2, 2021
Japan should restart Go To Travel campaign in March, senior LDP official says
The remarks by Hiroshige Seko, Upper House secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, come even after a study last month indicated the campaign may have spread the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2021
Japan seeks mid-February Pfizer vaccine approval, minister says
'We need to do it as fast as possible,” health minister Norihisa Tamura said Friday. 'If all goes well, I would like to see the approval in about mid-February.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2020
U.S. will need Japan more as China tensions rise, Suga aide says
Suga must tread a fine line with Japan's only formal security ally, the U.S., and its biggest trade partner, China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 21, 2020
Japan plans hub for foreign brokers to file paperwork in English
The one-stop venue could start operating as soon as next spring, with English-language filing to begin before that in early 2021 via the Financial Services Agency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 9, 2020
Hong Kong’s woes may help Japan woo financiers, top official says
The vice finance minister said tax cuts and other tweaks to regulations ultimately matter less than whether Japan can bring back business opportunities for firms.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2020
Japan voters want virus tamed, not a snap poll, says Komeito chief
Komeito, backed by a lay Buddhist group and led by Natsuo Yamaguchi, provides vital local support for the ruling LDP in elections.

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