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.
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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.
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.
"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.”
Suga must tread a fine line with Japan’s only formal security ally, the U.S., and its biggest trade partner, China.
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.
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.
Komeito, backed by a lay Buddhist group and led by Natsuo Yamaguchi, provides vital local support for the ruling LDP in elections.