National / Politics Jul 7, 2020

Kenji Okamura to become Japan's top currency diplomat

The government plans to name Kenji Okamura, director general of the International Bureau of the Finance Ministry, as Japan's top currency diplomat, sources familiar with the change said Tuesday. Okamura, 58, will become vice finance minister for international affairs, replacing Yoshiki Takeuchi, who took over ...

National / Politics Jul 7, 2020

LDP cancels annual convention for first time

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday decided to cancel its annual convention for the first time since its formation in 1955, with no end in sight to the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, speculation is building that a vote-buying scandal involving former party members was behind ...