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Edano's David goes after Abe's 'arrogant' Goliath in Diet

National / Politics Dec 14, 2017

Edano's David goes after Abe's 'arrogant' Goliath in Diet

The leader of the small Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, which exceeded expectations in October's snap poll, now hopes that by offering clear policy alternatives he can oust Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition in the next election. One key to achieving that ambitious goal, ...

Abe's maglev decision reflects political calculus over economics

Business Jul 22, 2016

Abe's maglev decision reflects political calculus over economics

Few doubt Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to invest public funds in a $90 billion high-tech maglev railway makes political sense. Whether it makes equally good economic sense is less clear. Proponents say lending government money to Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) to speed ...