Former Vice Finance Minister Tadashi Ogawa dies at 77

Aug 25, 2017

Former Vice Finance Minister Tadashi Ogawa dies at 77

Former Vice Finance Minister and Bank of Yokohama President Tadashi Ogawa died of esophageal cancer on Monday at a Tokyo hospital, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday. He was 77. A Tokyo native, Ogawa joined the ministry in 1962 and served as vice ...

May 26, 2017

Japan's 2016 net external assets rose to second-largest on record

Japan's net external assets rose to their second-highest amount on record at the end of fiscal 2016, driven by rising mergers and acquisitions overseas by firms and portfolio investment, the Finance Ministry said Friday. The net value of assets held by the government, businesses and ...

Mar 14, 2017

Clarify Moritomo land deal

The government should clarify how the land plot in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, had been sold to Moritomo Gakuen at a fraction of its appraisal value and whether there was any political meddling in the deal between the operator and the Finance Ministry.