Business community hopes stable Abe government brings tough economic reforms

Business Jul 11, 2016

Business community hopes stable Abe government brings tough economic reforms

The business community has urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pursue economic and fiscal policy reforms under a stable government, following the ruling coalition's victory in Sunday's House of Councilors election. "Economic growth and fiscal rehabilitation are issues that should be achieved simultaneously," said Yoshimitsu ...

Actress Mihara wins seat for LDP in Kanagawa Prefecture

National / Politics Jul 10, 2016

Actress Mihara wins seat for LDP in Kanagawa Prefecture

Junko Mihara, a 50-year-old actress-turned-politician in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, celebrated victory with supporters at her campaign office in Yokohama on Sunday night after hearing she had almost certainly won a seat. She ran in a Kanagawa constituency where 12 candidates competed for ...