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BUDGETS

Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Nov 14, 2022
Crowdfunding helping plug gap in government funding for academic research
The fundraising mechanism has also come into wider use in the nation's medical community, with some cases of research gathering pace after collecting large amounts of financial support.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 8, 2022
Cabinet approves ¥29 trillion extra budget for economic package
The key feature of the economic package is reducing utility bills for households.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 7, 2022
Japan spent ¥45.5 billion in tax money wastefully in fiscal 2021, government reports
There were 310 reported cases of wasteful spending, the Board of Audit of Japan has said, following a slump in the number of on-site inspections by board staff during the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 3, 2022
Private sector seeks stable funding plan for Japan's defense spending boost
Members of a key panel said that the government should balance its medium- to long-term fiscal consolidation efforts with ways to fund the defense spending increase.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 1, 2022
Japan's Defense Ministry haunted by ammo and parts shortages
There is a growing sense of crisis over the shortages, which could affect the country's capabilities to continue to fight in the event of a contingency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 30, 2022
Can LDP and Komeito hammer out differences over defense spending?
The coalition partners disagree on issues such as counterstrike capability as well as budget size and allocation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 21, 2022
Japanese government looks to spend over ¥20 trillion on new economic package
The stimulus package will focus on steps to cope with inflation and the effect of a weaker yen, spurring wage growth, and rejuvenating growth through investment and reform.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 19, 2022
With weak yen, Japan aims to earn $34 billion from tourists next fiscal year
Japan must balance between spending its way out of the COVID-induced doldrums while reining in the industrial world's heaviest public debt.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Oct 19, 2022
Japan rushes to rearm with eye on 2027 — and China's Taiwan ambitions
By pointing to 2027 as the moment when East Asia's power balance may tip in China's favor, Japan's government can rally support for greater defense spending, experts say.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 17, 2022
LDP tax head says Japan could hike taxes to fund defense spending rise
Japan has little room left to increase the funding, leaving the country with options such as spending cuts, tax hikes and additional debt issuance.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 14, 2022
Abe's state funeral cost was ¥1.2 billion, below initial estimate
Spending on security and accepting overseas guests was reduced as they stayed in Japan for shorter periods than the government had originally expected.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 30, 2022
Kishida orders stimulus as analysts warn of overspending
The measures will tackle price rises, encourage pay increases and speed up Kishida's drive to transform capitalism in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2022
Japan eyes hiking defense spending to ¥40 trillion over five years
The amount compares with the u00a527.47 trillion in total specified as defense costs for five years through fiscal 2023 in the country's Medium Term Defense Program.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2022
Japan floats issuance of government bonds and higher taxes to cover defense costs
The government is considering issuing special bonds to achieve a substantial increase in defense spending, with an eye to hiking taxes in the future to pay back the debt.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2022
Japan parliament likely to convene extraordinary session on Oct. 3
The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, are set to seek the passage of a second supplementary budget for the fiscal year through March 2023.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 31, 2022
Japan is seeking its biggest defense budget ever. This may not be as dramatic as it sounds.
The Defense Ministry is seeking u00a55.59 trillion for the next fiscal year — a figure that reflects an established trend rather than a break from the past, experts say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 31, 2022
Justice Ministry seeks ¥27 billion to support foreign residents
The ministry plans to expand consultation services for foreign nationalsu00a0as the number of arrivals is expected to increase due to relaxed border controls.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2022
Japan to set up expert panel on financing rise in defense costs
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's administration will aim to strike the right balance between beefing up Japan's defense capabilities and maintaining fiscal discipline.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2022
Defense Ministry to request 'unspecified' funding for over 100 projects in fiscal 2023
The number of projects is drastically higher than in normal years, with the budget request already exceeding a record set in fiscal 2021 before they are included.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 10, 2022
Japan's new defense chief set to have his work cut out for him — again
Yasukazu Hamada, a 10-term Lower House lawmaker, previously served as defense minister between 2008 and 2009.

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