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Abe will compile extra budget if needed over rain disasters

/ Jul 21, 2018

Abe will compile extra budget if needed over rain disasters

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government will consider compiling a supplementary budget while examining the damage due to floods and other disasters caused by the recent torrential rains mainly in western Japan. "We'll respond in an appropriate manner, based on needs," Abe told a news conference ...

Abe says question time has outlived its usefulness

/ Jun 27, 2018

Abe says question time has outlived its usefulness

by Reiji Yoshida

The one-on-one question time of the prime minister by opposition party leaders — introduced in 2000 to reinvigorate parliamentary debates — has outlived its usefulness and no longer functions in the Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe argued Wednesday. Abe made that remarks after Yukio Edano, ...