Changes are aimed at rectifying perceived unfairness and won’t hurt people investing small amounts, according to Katsunobu Kato.
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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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.