Business / Economy Jun 3, 2014

Abe's Japan reform plan draft shows tough calls deferred

A draft plan to boost Japanese growth promises to overhaul corporate governance, promote technology and attract private investment, but it leaves many of the toughest questions unanswered as the country seeks to claw its way out of a crippling cycle of deflation. The 60-page draft ...

National / Politics May 10, 2013

Draft plan for national security council drawn up

by Reiji Yoshida

A plan has been drafted to set up a national security council for the prime minister where four Cabinet ministers will meet to share top secret intelligence, government officials said Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants such a council formed to promote information sharing among ...