Because receipts were issued a day after voting forms were received, some were mistaken for being late even though they'd been delivered on time.
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Suga has pledged to strengthen local economies and encourage regional banks to consolidate, a shake-up that many say is long overdue.
The news illustrates how Japan's tighter rules on foreign ownership may also be used to keep activist shareholders in check.
The government is lobbying Japanese firms to invest in Russian projects to help secure a breakthrough in a festering territorial row with Moscow when President Vladimir Putin visits Japan in December, sources have said. The dispute over three islands and a set of islets off ...
The Abe government has budgeted more than $15 million to fund Japan studies at nine universities overseas, including Georgetown and MIT, as part of a "soft power" push to counter the growing influence of China and South Korea.