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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 26, 2019
Wall retreat in U.S. shutdown deal leaves Trump battered but vowing to fight on
President Donald Trump, who famously vowed to negotiate big deals in the White House, came out of a government shutdown battle on Friday politically wounded and outmaneuvered by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 26, 2019
'Broken man': Right wing rips Trump over no-wall U.S. shutdown deal
President Donald Trump's deal to end the U.S. government shutdown without getting money for his border wall drew immediate scorn from some of the prominent conservative figures whose support may be crucial to his 2020 re-election bid.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 11, 2019
Election handouts and other sweeteners threaten to upset India's plan to curb budget deficits
Less than a month before India's budget, risks are growing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will miss fiscal targets for a second year in a row as it gives into populist pressures before a high-stakes election.
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2019
Tens of billions of yen in jobless benefits unpaid due to faulty labor ministry data: sources
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday the government will decide whether to rework the fiscal 2019 budget after the ministry's investigation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 23, 2018
With no deal, U.S. government shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas
A partial U.S. government shutdown was almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday after the Senate adjourned on Saturday without breaking an impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for more funds for a border wall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 1, 2018
Japan to seek more transparent and efficient procurement of U.S. arms
In its new defense buildup guidelines, Japan is considering including a pledge to improve the transparency and efficiency of its procurement process for U.S. military equipment amid concerns over its rising defense budget, government sources said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 20, 2018
Japan to compile second extra budget for disaster prevention and agriculture
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday told his administration to draw up a second supplementary budget for fiscal 2018 to fund disaster prevention measures and bolster the agricultural sector.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo works to replenish diplomatic ranks, restore morale after cuts under Tillerson
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has nearly doubled promotions of top American diplomats as he seeks to restore work relations with a staff alienated by his predecessor, Rex Tillerson.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 31, 2018
Japan's government budget requests for fiscal 2019 hit record high
Budget requests from government ministries and agencies for fiscal 2019 reached a record-high ¥102.5 trillion ($923 billion) amid snowballing social security costs and increasing defense spending, officials said Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 12, 2018
Japan considers new target to reduce fiscal deficit to 3% of GDP
The government is considering setting a new target to reduce Japan's fiscal deficit to 3 percent of nominal gross domestic product by fiscal 2021, informed sources said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2018
U.S. budget cuts would delay international fusion project ITER, its director warns
An international project to build a nuclear fusion reactor in France that would start generating electricity in 17 years will face delays if U.S. cuts are not reversed in a few months, the head of the venture said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 6, 2018
U.S. Pacific Fleet commander says China's military budget lacking in transparency
The commander of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet said Tuesday that China's military budget has a troubling lack of transparency, a day after Beijing announced the biggest hike in military spending in three years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 5, 2018
China announces 8.1% defense budget boost from 2017 as Xi pursues 'world-class' force
China announced Monday that it will boost its defense budget 8.1 percent this year from 2017, a larger increase than in the two previous years as leader Xi Jinping seeks to turn the country's military into a "world-class" force that can venture farther from its shores.
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2018
Prefectures, cities to spend heavily on disaster mitigation in fiscal 2018
A total of 58 prefectural and municipal governments across the nation plan to spend a collective ¥268.4 billion on projects to bolster infrastructure against natural disasters in fiscal 2018 amid central government threats of reduced subsidies, a tally found.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Feb 28, 2018
China's military flexes muscles for domestic objective: more funding
With stealth jets entering service, leaked pictures of new high-tech naval artillery and proud reports of maneuvers that "dare to shine the sword," China's armed forces are putting on a show of power as they lobby for greater defense spending.
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 25, 2018
Japan's budget for AI to be less than a fifth of that planned by U.S. and China
At less than 20 percent of the U.S. and Chinese budgets, Japan's tepid investment in artificial intelligence may worsen its ability to compete in the red-hot field.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 12, 2018
Trump's $1.5 trillion plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure faces significant hurdles
U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 10, 2018
Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown and boost U.S. spending
A brief U.S. government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a temporary spending deal expected to push budget deficits past $1 trillion annually with new military and domestic outlays.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 7, 2018
China defense spending to eclipse rest of Asia-Pacific by 2030: report
China has been spending more and more on modernizing its defense systems and technologies. So much so that its budget is set to surpass the rest of the Asia-Pacific region combined by 2030.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 7, 2018
U.S. House passes stopgap spending bill as Trump threatens shutdown over immigration
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved another stopgap bill to keep the federal government from shutting down, hours after President Donald Trump said he would "love" to see a shutdown if immigration legislation was not included.

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