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Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2018
Contractor says government asked it to falsify report about waste at Moritomo school site
The unnamed firm said it was pressured by the government and Moritomo Gakuen to misstate the depth of waste on the land, leading to the eye-popping 86% discount.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 15, 2018
Prime Minister's Office was told about original Moritomo documents on March 5, Suga says
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the Prime Minister's Office was informed on March 5 by the land ministry of the existence of unaltered original documents related to a dubious sale of state-owned land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2018
Japan's ruling coalition ready to summon key figure in document scandal to Diet
The ruling bloc says it's ready to call ex-tax agency chief Sagawa before the Diet, a key figure in the altering of Finance Ministry documents related to the Moritomo scandal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 13, 2018
As Moritomo scandal reverberates, protesters gather for second day to call on Abe and Taro Aso to resign
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 12, 2018
Finance Ministry admits to doctoring official papers on Moritomo land scandal
The deletions, which wiped out references to the Abes, prominent lawmakers and the Japan Conference (Nippon Kaigi), took place before the documents were released to politicians probing the deal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 9, 2018
Tax chief exits as ministry suicide casts pall over Moritomo land scandal
The chief of the National Tax Agency resigns after a Finance Ministry suicide casts a pall over the Moritomo Gakuen land scandal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2018
Finance Ministry releases Moritomo documents but refuses to say if it has other versions
The Asahi Shimbun has reported that two documents were altered by ministry officials, and that released versions leave out key information on state-owned land being sold at an 86-percent discount.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 6, 2018
Opposition forces suspension of Upper House committee as ministry again refuses to disclose Moritomo papers
If fabrication allegations prove true, it would deal a huge blow to the Finance Ministry and possibly the Cabinet as a whole.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 23, 2018
Japan's customs authorities seized record-high 6,200 kg of smuggled gold in 2017
The 6,236 kg of gold Japanese customs seized from tax dodgers in 2017 set a new one-year high and was worth around u00a528 billion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 8, 2018
Current account surplus reached 10-year high in 2017
Japan is thriving on foreign investments and a tourism boom that combined to drive its current account to a record high surplus of u00a521.87 trillion last year, data show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 8, 2017
Japan may impose tougher penalties for gold smuggling, as rise in cases seen as 'tip of iceberg'
The government will consider stricter penalties for gold smuggling as attempts soar with offenders seeking to pocket the 8 percent consumption tax from transactions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 26, 2017
Finance Ministry proposes cuts in medical fees and reductions in cost of new drugs
The Finance Ministry on Wednesday proposed reducing the fees charged by medical institutions, to curb social security costs which have ballooned due to the country's rapidly aging population.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 25, 2017
With election looming, Aso may skip meeting of G-20 finance chiefs next month
Finance Minister Taro Aso may skip a meeting of the Group of 20 finance chiefs that kicks off Oct. 12 in Washington, with a Lower House election scheduled to be held later that month, sources said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 31, 2017
Japan's budget requests reach ¥101 trillion for fiscal 2018, making sustainability a challenge
General-account budget requests by government ministries and agencies totaled around ¥101 trillion ($913 billion) for fiscal 2018 amid ballooning social security expenses and record-high defense spending, government officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
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.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 25, 2017
Why not give the BOJ's governor a promotion?
Abe's choice is clear: Show Kuroda the door, or open his Cabinet to new thinking by a man who's seen considerable action in the economic trenches.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2017
Senior Finance Ministry official who defended government in Moritomo scandal given promotion
The government said Tuesday it will promote Nobuhisa Sagawa, a senior Finance Ministry official who defended the central government amid a scandal involving a shady land deal and school operator Moritomo Gakuen, to the head of the National Tax Agency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 1, 2017
Japan's January-March business investment highest in nine years, Finance Ministry says
Capital spending by Japanese companies rose 4.5 percent year-on-year in the January-March quarter, reaching the highest level in nine years, the Finance Ministry said Thursday, providing evidence that the economy has been picking up momentum.
BUSINESS
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2017
Former lawmaker and finance chief Kaoru Yosano dies at 78
Former Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano, known as one of the top policy mavens among lawmakers, has died, an employee of his office said Wednesday. He was 78.

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