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Shinjiro Koizumi takes 12 days of paternity leave

National / Politics Feb 17, 2020

Shinjiro Koizumi takes 12 days of paternity leave

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said Monday he took 12 days of paternity leave over the course of one month after his son was born in January. Koizumi has said he planned to take about 14 days of child care leave over three months and that ...

National / Politics Feb 17, 2020

Abe apologizes for yelling at CDP lawmaker in Japan's Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized Monday for a recent incident in which he heckled an opposition lawmaker, and promised not to make irregular remarks in the Diet. "I apologize for making the irregular remark," Abe told a meeting of the House of Representatives Budget Committee. ...

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