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BUDGETS

Tohoku University in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
Sep 5, 2023
Why Tohoku University was picked as first beneficiary of new university fund
The fact it was picked as the sole recipient, and over two prestigious universities seen as front-runners, has shocked Japan's academic community.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force's Aegis-equipped destroyer Maya in Yokohama in March 2020. Japan plans to introduce two new Aegis-equipped vessels that are expected to be bigger than the 8,200-ton Maya-class Aegis ships.
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2023
Japan's costs ballooning for new Aegis vessel plan
Overall costs will reach ¥900 billion if the amount already spent to purchase large radar and weapons systems is included.
Tohoku University in Sendai
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2023
Tohoku University named as first recipient in state subsidy program
The education ministry says that a number of universities will be chosen for the program.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force's Hyuga destroyer leads the MSDF fleet during the International Fleet Review to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the MSDF's foundation, in Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, last November.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 31, 2023
Japan seeks record ¥7.7 trillion defense budget as buildup continues
The budget request signals that Tokyo remains committed to following through on historic defense reforms instituted in December.
The National Police Agency holds a ceremony to launch its National Cyber Unit in April last year.
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2023
National Police Agency to upgrade cyber unit to department
The National Cyber Unit was established in April last year.
Akira Amari, a former Liberal Democratic Party secretary-general, addresses a meeting held Tuesday at the party's headquarters to start discussions on whether to allow the government to sell all of the Nippon Telegraph & Telephone stake it owns.
BUSINESS
Aug 23, 2023
LDP weighs scrapping NTT law to sell off telecom giant shares
The LDP will discuss whether proceeds from a sale of the government's stake should be used to fund planned increases in defense spending.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters at the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday.
BUSINESS
Aug 23, 2023
Kishida under pressure to spend even as debt costs rise
The prime minister pivoted away from his previous stance Tuesday by scrapping September-end plans to stop subsidies that cap gasoline prices.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a government task force meeting on coronavirus response on Jan. 27.
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2023
Four-year outlays on COVID and inflation relief to hit ¥68.5 trillion
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida faces the urgent task of carrying out spending reforms as the world's third-largest economy recovers from the economic slump.
The image of schools as exploitive workplaces where labor regulations are habitually flouted is seen as the biggest factor putting off job applicants for teaching positions.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 14, 2023
Japan panel weighs raising overtime pay for teachers
The government is set to discuss an increase in overtime pay for teachers in a bid to compensate them for long working hours and attract new applicants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 9, 2023
On security and diplomacy, Abe’s legacy to be felt far into the future
In the year since Abe's assassination, Japan has undergone a number of monumental shifts in its approach to security and foreign policy, cementing the late leader’s legacy.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jun 16, 2023
Budgets are the real test of Kishida’s leadership
For the government to balance the budget while increasing spending on defense, child care and the elderly will require hard choices.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 16, 2023
Japanese parliament enacts bill to increase defense spending
The bill was approved by a majority vote at a plenary meeting of the Upper House, with support mainly from the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 13, 2023
Japan delays possible tax hike period for defense, draft documents show
Japan has set ¥6.8 trillion for defense spending in this fiscal year, jumping from last year’s ¥5.4 trillion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 13, 2023
Cabinet approves Kishida's child care policies but questions remain over funding
“Depopulation is an imminent problem that cannot be shelved and affects our nation’s overall social and economic activities,” the prime minister said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 9, 2023
CDP head hints at no-confidence motion against Cabinet
By submitting the motion, the party wants to show that it is opposed to a bill to secure funds for measures to boost the country's defense capabilities, Izumi told a news conference.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 5, 2023
Japan won't detail time frame to balance budget in midyear policy
The annual policy, to be adopted by the Cabinet this month, is widely considered a key gauge of the government's will to restore fiscal health.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 2, 2023
Lack of detail on Kishida's plan to fund child care measures draws criticism
With a snap election possibly on the horizon, the government is seen as being unwilling to upset voters by increasing the burden on taxpayers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2023
Japanese government to set aside extra ¥3.5 trillion annually for child care
With the added budget, Japan’s child care expense per child will be on par with Sweden’s, which is ranked first among OECD countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 25, 2023
Japan considering ¥10,000 monthly benefit for high-school age children
The expansion of the child benefits program is a key policy of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, aiming to stop the country's birthrate from declining further.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2023
Bill releasing funds to boost defense spending approved by Lower House
Major opposition parties remain opposed to the bill, largely because they are against raising taxes to boost the defense budget.

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