Undaunted by the failure to capture a two-thirds supermajority in the upper chamber, Abe pushes on with his goal to rewrite the charter, with an eye on Article 9.
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The hike is expected to generate an additional ¥5.7 trillion in annual revenue, of which ¥2.8 trillion will be used to defray the national debt.
While the sensitive issue of constitutional revision and the looming consumption tax hike to 10 percent in October dominate media discussion of what's important in the Upper House election Sunday, there are other problems and issues, some especially acute in the Kansai region, that ...
While Prime Minister Abe touts constitutional revision as the focal point of Sunday’s election, that topic is conspicuously absent from campaign speeches by the LDP’s coalition partner, Komeito.
The Nagano Prefecture resort town of Karuizawa has long been associated with green, natural energy. Nestled in the mountains, Karuizawa has long attracted both Japanese and Westerners escaping the capital's heat to recharge their batteries in the verdant outdoors ever since the 19th century. Recently, green ...
World leaders attending the Group of 20 summit in Osaka reached consensus on a number of topics but failed to come to an agreement on others.
The Group of 20 summit concludes with promises to work toward trade and investment that is free, fair, nondiscriminatory, transparent, predictable, stable and for open markets.
As host, Japan begins the task of forging agreements on climate change, protectionism and multilateral forums like the Group of 20 itself as dozens of leaders converge on Osaka.
About 40 Hong Kong residents and Japanese gathered Thursday evening in central Osaka to protest extradition legislation that would allow Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China to face trial. The demonstration came on the eve of the Group of 20 summit, which ...
Ahead of his departure for the G20 summit, U.S. President Trump appears to have reignited the controversy over the possibility of terminating the postwar defense pact with Japan.