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AKIRA AMARI

Akira Amari, a senior Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker, says Nippon Steel’s acquisition of United States Steel would help counter China’s dominance in steel-making.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 2, 2024
Japanese lawmaker says U.S. steel deal would help counter China risks
The $14.1 billion deal would be a win-win for both companies and both economies, said former minister Akira Amari.
Akira Amari, Japan's chip czar, has said that funding around one-third of the cost of a chip plant is the norm, and the 50% funding for Japan's first TSMC chip plant was unusually high.
BUSINESS
Aug 3, 2023
Chip minister hints Japan to fund one-third of second TSMC plant
The subsidies will be part of Japan’s efforts to revive its domestic chipmaking industry, a sector viewed as crucial for growth and economic security.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 30, 2023
Japanese lawmakers pack their bags for Golden Week trips as diplomacy resumes
Among the traveling lawmakers is Toshimitsu Motegi, secretary-general of the LDP, who is scheduled to visit the United States, Mexico and Cuba for a week from Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 21, 2023
Japanese government and BOJ to discuss 2013 statement on inflation goal
Some are calling for revising the statement as the central bank has not yet achieved, in a stable manner, its 2% inflation target, a goal spelled out in the document.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 21, 2023
Next BOJ governor needs to be ‘crafty,’ LDP’s Akira Amari says
Japan’s next central bank governor needs the ability to be "crafty” in how they communicate and should largely stick with loose monetary policy, according to Akira Amari, a former economy minister who was involved in laying out the country’s 10-year-old inflation target.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 20, 2023
Japan’s chip czar backs U.S. push to contain Chinese ‘hegemony’
LDP heavyweight Akira Amari said his country must join the U.S. in imposing restrictions on exports of the latest chip materials and machinery to China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 8, 2023
Kishida's plan to combat Japan's low birthrate stirs talk of sales tax hike
The prime minister's plan to double the budget for children's policies has sparked controversy in the LDP, as questions remain over how to secure the needed funds.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2022
Parliament speech to remember Abe may be postponed due to opposition
The development adds to the controversy over how to mourn the former prime minister, who was an influential but divisive figure.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2022
Japan emphasized hybrids in policy document after lawmaker cited lobbying from Toyota head
The wording changes, which included adding a reference to 'so-called electric-powered vehicles,' appear to put hybrids on equal footing with zero-emission battery vehicles.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 4, 2021
LDP backs Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi for party’s No. 2 role
The choice of Motegi as secretary-general underscores Kishida's desire to stabilize his power base within the party, as the appointee is close to LDP power brokers Shinzo Abe and Taro Aso.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 4, 2021
Unpacking Japan’s post-election narratives
Though the LDP maintained a stable majority, Osaka-based Nippon Ishin no Kai was the biggest winner in the election, securing 41 seats — 31 more than its previous 10.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 1, 2021
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to replace Akira Amari as LDP No. 2
Harvard-educated former education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and former defense chief Itsunori Onodera have been floated to be the country's new top diplomat.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 1, 2021
The LDP won the Lower House election, but it has few reasons to celebrate
Despite achieving a strong majority of its own, high-profile upsets and a reduced ruling coalition seat count have taken the edge off victory.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 1, 2021
Big-name Japanese politicians chopped down to size in Lower House poll
Sunday's election saw a number of well-known lawmakers lose in their districts, with a handful regaining seats in the lower chamber via the proportional representation system.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 23, 2021
Japan to focus on supply chain chokepoints in security push
Akira Amari, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party, has in recent years driven a policy push for Japan's economy to be less reliant on other countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2021
Japan’s carbon goal is based on restarting 30 nuclear reactors
The LDP has also been promoting the idea of building small modular reactors, saying they are safer than Japan's existing atomic plants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 11, 2021
Opposition presses Kishida on COVID-19 and economic policy in Diet questioning
With an eye on the upcoming Lower House election, CDP leader Yukio Edano mixed his attacks on the new prime minister with counterproposals of his own.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 5, 2021
New Kishida administration faces divisions over future energy mix
With pro-nuclear figures in key positions in the new Cabinet and COP26 not far off, the next few weeks are likely to see intense debate on the balance between nuclear and renewables.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 3, 2021
The four LDP executives who are key to Kishida's immediate success
How well the LDP does in the upcoming Lower House election will depend not only on Kishida but also four top party officials who were appointed Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2021
Abe's influence weighs heavily on Kishida's LDP executive picks
Newly installed LDP chief Fumio Kishida officially unveiled the ruling party's new executive lineup Friday, elevating a close ally of the former prime minister to the No. 2 role.

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