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FINANCE MINISTRY

BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 8, 2018
Japan's current account stays in black at ¥1.85 trillion but down from April '17
Japan reported a current account surplus of ¥1.85 trillion ($16.86 billion) in April — marking the 46th straight month of a positive figure for the economic indicator — as a result of the country's robust exports, government data showed Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2018
Government to make senior officials take courses on sexual harassment
The government will oblige senior officials to take courses aimed at preventing sexual harassment following a series of scandals involving alleged improper behavior by high-ranking bureaucrats.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 1, 2018
Former tax chief Nobuhisa Sagawa faces cut in retirement pay over Moritomo document-tampering
Having eluded indictment, Nobuhisa Sagawa will probably receive a cut in retirement pay for falsifying the Moritomo Gakuen documents with his Finance Ministry subordinates.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 30, 2018
Professor files criminal complaint over Moritomo document disposal, saying lack of charges would embolden cover-ups
A university professor filed a criminal complaint with prosecutors Wednesday against a former high-ranking bureaucrat and other officials, accusing them of improperly disposing of public documents pertaining to a shady state land sale linked to the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 25, 2018
Moritomo chief Yasunori Kagoike freed on bail, dares Abe to ‘tell the truth’ about Osaka land deal
Former Moritomo Gakuen President Yasunori Kagoike and his wife have spent about 10 months behind bars since they were arrested on suspicion of subsidy fraud.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2018
Finance Ministry comes clean on Moritomo land deal cover-up, releases 'discarded' documents
The Finance Ministry admits to the disposing of documents to cover up its Moritomo Gakuen negotiations, releasing records detailing exchanges on the steep land price discount given to the school operator.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 20, 2018
Japan's Finance Ministry mulls punishments for Sagawa, other civil servants in Moritomo document-tampering scandal
The Finance Ministry is preparing to punish several former and current civil servants over the document falsification in the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2018
Finance Ministry officials given training on sexual harassment
The Finance Ministry gave senior officials a training course on Wednesday with the goal of preventing sexual harassment following the recent resignation of its top bureaucrat, who allegedly harassed a female reporter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2018
Taro Aso repeats comment on alleged sexual harassment that sparked nationwide protest one day earlier
“There is no such thing as a sexual harassment charge,” the 77-year-old former prime minister said at a regular news conference.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2018
Finance Ministry acknowledges sexual harassment and cuts former bureaucrat's retirement pay
Acknowledging he harassed a reporter, the ministry decides to trim the disgraced bureaucrat's benefits with a penalty equivalent to 20 percent of a half year's wages.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 24, 2018
Top Finance Ministry bureaucrat formally resigns over sexual harassment claims as opposition parties call for punishment
As the ministry's probe continues, opposition parties take issue with the government's decision to accept Junichi Fukuda's resignation without immediately reprimanding him.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 23, 2018
Opposition camp pressures Finance Ministry to punish Junichi Fukuda over alleged sex harassment
Opposition parties on Monday pushed the Finance Ministry to punish its top official by blocking his eligibility for full retirement benefits in the wake of sexual harassment allegations leveled by a journalist.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 20, 2018
On sex harassment complaint, Finance Minister Taro Aso objects to font size
When asked about a complaint from a Japanese TV station that the most senior official at his ministry sexually harassed a reporter, Finance Minister Taro Aso said the font used on the complaint letter was too small.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2018
Opposition parties abstain from Diet deliberations over alleged sexual harassment by Finance Ministry official
The parties stepped up political pressure on Finance Minister Taro Aso to resign immediately, after the official implicated in the allegations quit abruptly over the claims the day before.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 19, 2018
Finance Ministry's top bureaucrat quits over sex harassment claims, dealing another blow to Abe government
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 17, 2018
Japan ministers question fairness of Finance Ministry's sexual harassment probe
Cabinet members blast the investigation after the ministry requested that victims come forward and speak to lawyers over allegations of top bureaucrat's conduct.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2018
Finance Ministry's top official Junichi Fukuda to sue Japanese weekly over report accusing him of sexually harassing journalists
The ministry says it will ask an independent lawyer to continue investigating the bureaucrat's denials and the allegations made by Shukan Shincho magazine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 2, 2018
Japan's new fiscal year starts amid government scandal and higher food prices
New government recruits kick off 2018 with vows of transparency as their corporate counterparts start work amid rising prices driven by a shrinking population and costlier commodities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 28, 2018
A day after Sagawa's testimony, where do things stand on Japan's Moritomo scandal?
Following the high-profile Diet testimony by a key former Finance Ministry official, ruling lawmakers are trying to bring an end to the Moritomo Gakuen scandal, which allegedly involved Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / NEWS IN NIHONGO
Mar 19, 2018
Protests outside Diet continue over Moritomo Gakuen scandal
A rally is held in front of the Diet to protest the approval of falsified documents concerning school operator Moritomo Gakuen.

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