Editorials Jan 15, 2015

Cost of putting off reform

The draft government budget for fiscal 2015 paints a positive picture with regard to expectations of more tax revenue but indicates little effort to rein in government spending to restore Japan's financial health.

Defense Ministry eyes record-high budget request of over ¥5 trillion

National Aug 24, 2014

Defense Ministry eyes record-high budget request of over ¥5 trillion

The defense of remote islands, including the creation of an amphibious force, is a high priority in a record-high ¥5.05 trillion budget the Defense Ministry plans to request for fiscal 2015 from next April, government officials said. Including U.S. military realignment costs, the budget request, ...