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INTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY

A vacant house in Tokyo is seen demolished in January 2020.
JAPAN
May 1, 2024
Number of vacant homes in Japan hits record high of 9 million
The preliminary figure jumped by 510,000 from 2018, when the previous survey was taken, and doubled from 4.48 million in 1993.
A new problem was reported over Fujitsu's system that allows My Number card holders to obtain copies of residence and other certificates at convenience stores.
JAPAN
Apr 17, 2024
Fujitsu given guidance over My Number system problem
The internal affairs ministry demanded that Fujitsu report by May 15 on its investigation into the incident and preventive measures.
People applying for My Number cards are likely to be able to present digital IDs as valid identification documents when receiving the card starting next month.
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2024
Government plans to allow digital IDs to receive My Number cards
The move is aimed at broadening the scope of acceptable ID methods to encourage students and workers to sign up for the cards.
Members of the Community-Reactivating Cooperator Squad living in Tokushima Prefecture meet in the city of Yoshinogawa in the prefecture in December 2022 to learn from each other's experiences.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 5, 2024
Record 7,200 served as 'community reactivators' in FY 2023
The government aims to increase the number of community cooperators to 10,000 by fiscal 2026.
Japanese household spending fell 0.5% in February from a year earlier, down for a 12th straight month, indicating the impact of persistent price increases on spending patterns.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 5, 2024
Japan’s households continue to cut outlays as inflation hits
Outlays decreased 0.5% in February from a year ago, sliding for a 12th consecutive month.
A Sapporo municipal official uses a telephone relay service at the city office in April last year.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 14, 2024
Phone relay service helps hard of hearing government staff
The service facilitates communication for workers hard of hearing and those with speech impediments by connecting them with operators online.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2023
My Number ID system faces further setback with erroneous deliveries
The cases highlighted the risk that My Number cards could be abused by individuals pretending to be someone else when applying for social security or state benefits.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 10, 2023
Japan's consumption rebounds by most since March, despite inflation
The latest data indicates there was a rebound in consumer confidence at the start of this year despite concerns about higher prices in fuel and daily necessities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2023
Documents scandal involving Cabinet minister an untimely political headache for Kishida
The economic security minister has come under fire for files an opposition lawmaker says is proof she was involved in pushing for a legal reinterpretation of the broadcasting law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2023
Internal affairs ministry releases files Takaichi called 'fabricated'
The papers show how the ministry under the Abe government adopted a new legal interpretation holding that a single program could be enough to judge a broadcaster's political impartiality.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2023
Former Abe aide admits pressuring ministry to review broadcast law
In a Twitter post Friday, the former aide said that it is 'true that I exchanged opinions with the ministry over the interpretation of political impartiality when I was an adviser' to Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 3, 2023
LDP's Sanae Takaichi says file pointing to political pressure on media 'fabricated'
Takaichi pledged to quit as a lawmaker if the document, made public by an opposition member of parliament, is proven to be authentic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2022
Japanese lawmaker retracts past remarks on LGBTQ and other minorities
The member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party had been facing fresh scrutiny for the comments she made several years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2022
Kishida's internal affairs minister in hot seat over new political fund scandal
A magazine said that Minoru Terada 'falsely reported' that he covered some gasoline and other expenses related to last year's Lower House election, which were paid by a support group.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 4, 2022
Ministry orders KDDI to ensure no repeat of massive network outage
The outage lasted more than 60 hours and disrupted calls and mobile internet, banking systems, the transmission of weather data, parcel deliveries and network-connected cars.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 29, 2022
KDDI to spend ¥7.3 billion to compensate users for major network outage
The carrier said about 22.8 million subscribers had experienced difficulties making voice calls, while more than 7.65 million users had trouble connecting to the internet during the outage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 28, 2022
KDDI’s network outage rekindles calls for stronger emergency systems
To prevent a situation where people are unable to use their cellphones for an extended period of time, there is an urgent need to consider a system enabling 'cross-carrier roaming.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 22, 2022
KDDI to pay compensation to millions of users after massive outage of au network
Up to 39.15 million subscribers nationwide had difficulty making calls and using data in the early hours of July 2. It took 86 hours for the company to declare a full recovery.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 19, 2022
Local assemblies in Japan seek to go fully remote in emergencies
At present, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications only permits local assemblies to hold online sessions and votes for committees, but not plenary sessions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 27, 2022
Tokyo inflation’s failure to gain speed aids BOJ’s stance
Consumer prices excluding fresh food climbed 1.9% in May from a year before as the impact of accelerating processed food prices was canceled out by smaller gains in energy costs.

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