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BUDGETS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2023
Japan's government starts talks on 'unprecedented' steps to reverse birthrate decline
Kishida is expected to announce his resolve to roll out significant child care measures next week in a speech to be delivered at the beginning of a new parliamentary session.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 16, 2023
Questions raised over Japan's habit of putting together large-scale supplementary budgets
In the past few years, spending big has in effect been the basic tenet for extra budget compilation, as the ruling camp pushed aggressively for massive additional outlays.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2023
Tokyo to make child care service free for second-born children from October
The Tokyo government is also to provide subsidies for healthy women wishing to freeze their eggs for future pregnancies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2023
Japan considers new child-rearing allowance for nonregular workers
The envisioned allowance is aimed at reducing economic burdens on workers not covered by the country's child care leave system.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2023
Japan weighs changes to dated law on government workers' travel expenses
Government employees traveling for work have been frequently forced to make expensive out-of-pocket payments to make up for costs not covered by the state.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jan 9, 2023
Japan to build up defenses from 2023, with China and North Korea in mind
The shift comes amid Beijing's growing bellicosity and Pyongyang's rapid advances in missile and nuclear technology.
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
Jan 6, 2023
Japan set to outline new measures to promote child rearing in March
Kishida aims to double the government's budget earmarked for addressing child rearing issues in the country as declining birthrates continue to beleaguer Japanese society.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Dec 25, 2022
Japan's focus on defense spending casts doubt on growth
Whether 1.5% growth will be realized depends on corporate wage hikes and the inflation situation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 24, 2022
Japan aims to reduce reliance on energy and food imports
Funding for measures to strengthen the country's energy and food security was included in the government's fiscal 2023 budget plan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 23, 2022
Japan unveils record budget in boost to military capabilities
The draft budget features record military and welfare spending as Japan confronts regional security challenges from an ever-assertive China and an unpredictable North Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2022
Japan and China vowed in 1991 not to pose military threat to each other
By stabilizing the regional security situation, Tokyo and Beijing may have been trying to improve their relations frayed by the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2022
Japan's fiscal 2023 budget likely to hit fresh record of ¥114 trillion
The government is expecting to allocate u00a5828.3 billion for ammunition-related spending, a sharp increase from around u00a5200 billion in recent years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2022
Government looks at increasing subsidy for nurseries hiring more teachers
The move comes after a series of incidents involving nurseries in the country, including a case in which a child who was left behind in a nursery school bus died of heatstroke.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 19, 2022
Poll shows nearly 65% disapprove of tax hikes to cover Japan's increased defense budget
As for the planned increase in defense budgets for five years from the next fiscal year, 53.6% said they oppose it, while 39% said they were in favor of the move.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 17, 2022
U.S. hails Japan's new security strategy as China lashes out over moves
Washington called Tokyo's revision of key security documents a 'bold and historic step,' while Beijing urged Japan to refrain from hyping the 'China threat.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2022
Japan to boost coast guard budget for Senkaku Islands security
The plan comes as Chinese government ships are frequently found sailing around the Japanese-administered islands in the East China Sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2022
Same levy, different name: Reconstruction tax to be shifted to defense spending
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's latest plan to fund a defense budget hike is to create a new defense tax.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 15, 2022
The fight to build up Japan’s military is just beginning
The famously pacifist nation's plans to double defense spending are both welcome and overdue. Now Japan needs to find a way to pay for them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2022
Controversy grows over proposed use of Tohoku funds to cover defense spending
The government is eyeing using a special tax designed to finance reconstruction costs for areas affected by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

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