Yoshio Takahashi

For Yoshio Takahashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

TPP may cost Abe's LDP crucial farmers' votes

National / Politics | DECISION 2016 Jul 1, 2016

TPP may cost Abe's LDP crucial farmers' votes

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party faces a major test of its support from farmers in the coming Upper House election, the first nationwide vote since Japan and 11 other countries signed a trade pact that opens the agricultural sector to increased international ...

JAL-Skymark plan poses hazard to aviation market

Business / Corporate | FOCUS Nov 29, 2014

JAL-Skymark plan poses hazard to aviation market

With the government reluctant to push any tie-up, the outlook for the partnership that struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. is aggressively seeking to form with Japan Airlines Co. remains cloudy. It is crucial for Skymark to form a tie-up. Its revamp efforts could stall without such ...