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Emi Nobuhiro
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2020
Japan looks to lure Hong Kong’s finance workers following security law
The LDP has begun debating ways to make Tokyo more attractive to international firms, but issues of taxation and the language barrier stand in the way.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2020
Limited virus testing in Japan masks true scale of infection
Japan is becoming a center of concern as the coronavirus spreads globally, with the country's official infection tally suspected to be the tip of the iceberg of a much wider outbreak.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 1, 2019
Abe rolls the dice on his political legacy with tax hike
Shinzo Abe will almost certainly become the nation's longest-serving prime minister next month. Whether he will be remembered as a success could well hinge on how the economy weathers the consumption tax hike.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 22, 2019
Abe rival Taro Yamamoto says Japan's sales tax hike is 'crazy' and should be abolished
Just as Japan braces itself for a hike in the sales tax to 10 percent on Oct. 1, one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's would-be rivals is calling for it to be abolished altogether.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 12, 2019
South Korea and Japan need to ease up on their spat, ex-defense chief Itsunori Onodera says
Japan and South Korea need time to cool down from a feud hurting security ties, former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said of the dispute that the Trump administration warns could damage its regional alliance network.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 10, 2019
Abe's plan for U.S. Aegis Ashore missile shield rattles Akita residents
The sleepy neighborhood of Araya in the city of Akita seemed like the perfect place for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to put a U.S. anti-missile system. The area has reliably backed the ruling party and has firsthand experience of a North Korean rocket flying overhead.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 23, 2019
Job seekers in their 70s could become Japan's new normal
At the age of 75, Mikiko Kuzuno found herself recently laid off and applying for a job at a factory near Tokyo. She insisted on making the application in person.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 11, 2019
Shinjiro Koizumi, Japan's favorite candidate for next leader, says country needs big changes, and fast
The public's top pick to become the next prime minister says the country is not ready for the scale of change he thinks it needs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Mar 31, 2019
As new era looms, women still face age-old challenges
Kumi Fujisawa launched her finance career in Tokyo in 1989. It was a notable year: Emperor Akihito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, the Nikkei average reached its giddy peak and the Sony Walkman was still a hot-selling gadget.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 21, 2019
Tomomi Inada's uphill battle to 'promote understanding' of LGBT issues in Japan
Tomomi Inada isn't trying to get Japan to legalize same-sex marriage or ban discrimination against gay citizens. The conservative lawmaker just wants to "promote understanding" of LGBT issues.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 4, 2018
Moms continue to face hurdles returning to work as Abe wavers on day care and women's empowerment goals
Two years ago, an online rant about the lack of day care in Japan went viral on social media and seemingly started a movement, prompting working mothers to stage demonstrations in which they demanded the government take them seriously and offer more child care.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 30, 2018
Abe touts fast change to Constitution in LDP election pamphlet
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pledging to move quickly toward changing the Constitution, according to an internal campaign pamphlet seen by Bloomberg News, ensuring the divisive proposal is a key part of his bid for a historic third consecutive term as ruling party leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2018
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike questions use of daylight saving time for 2020 Games
Tokyo’s highest official is casting doubt on government plans to institute daylight saving time in 2019 and 2020 to help manage the scorching heat during the Summer Olympics.
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2018
Japan snubs homegrown weaponry to buy from the U.S., putting domestic industry under threat
While there's little prospect that Japanese consumers will ever buy enough American cars to please U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe government's record spending on defense is shaping up as a bright spot in bilateral trade for the U.S. president.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 7, 2018
For Abe, Japanese abductees bigger issue than missiles in Trump-Kim summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has plenty to worry about ahead of Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un next week, including the prospect of a deal that undermines Japan's six-decade security alliance with the U.S. and leaves the island nation vulnerable to attack.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 26, 2018
Abe rival Seiko Noda slams BOJ's 'desperate' push for 2% inflation
The Bank of Japan should drop its 2 percent inflation target and should not further expand its program of massive monetary easing, Internal Affairs Minister Seiko Noda, a long-shot to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said in an interview.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 10, 2018
Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda must stay to handle easing fallout, opposition head says
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda should stay on for a second term to handle the potential fallout from five years of unprecedented monetary easing, according to the leader of an opposition party and former official at the central bank.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 8, 2017
Yuriko Koike ally seeks to loosen ruling party's grip on national politics
A close ally of Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike who helped an upstart group crush the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo's local elections two months ago is setting up a political organization to attempt a similar feat at the national level.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 4, 2017
Toyota trawls for techies along Tokyo's Nambu Line amid Silicon Valley's tense rivalry
When it comes to recruiting tech talent, Toyota Motor Corp. is anything but subtle.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 31, 2017
Japan's 'Monkey Bike' nears extinction as country cuts tailpipe emissions
Inside the maze of fishmongers and sushi shops of Tokyo's Tsukiji district, buyers and tourists are assailed by more than just the smell of fresh seafood. There's also the incessant buzzing.

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