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Abe rival Seiko Noda slams BOJ's 'desperate' push for 2% inflation

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. The "desperate" introduction of all sorts ...

Japan's first lady offers critics a household hotline to Abe

Dec 5, 2016

Japan's first lady offers critics a household hotline to Abe

With high approval ratings stoking speculation that Shinzo Abe could become Japan's longest-serving prime minister in recent history, he faces the risk of becoming complacent. Enter Akie Abe, his wife of 29 years. The 54-year-old daughter of a confectionery magnate is known as "the household ...

Namie radiation evacuees fear return

/ Oct 26, 2016

Namie radiation evacuees fear return

Weed-engulfed buildings and shuttered businesses paint an eerie picture of a coastal Japanese town abandoned after a monstrous earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns in the Fukushima nuclear plant. Namie, one of the communities hardest hit by the 2011 disaster, had 21,000 residents before they fled ...