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INTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY

Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Mar 12, 2021
Japan's ethics code for officials in focus as dining scandal rumbles on
The National Public Service Ethics Code sets clear expectations for ministry life in hope of preventing the kind of conflicts of interest in which Suga's eldest son has been implicated.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2021
Ex-communications minister Seiko Noda denies she was wined and dined by NTT
A series of revelations, one of which led to the ousting of Yasuhiko Taniwaki as vice minister for policy coordination at the ministry, has dealt a blow to Suga's government.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2021
Senior official close to Suga ousted from job in ethics scandal
Yasuhiko Taniwaki, who was a vice minister for policy coordination at the communications ministry, was treated to expensive meals by a telecom giant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2021
Ethics scandal involving ministry official linked to Suga widens
A senior communications ministry official — who played a key role in achieving one of Suga's major political goals — has admitted that he dined with executives of NTT.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2021
Japan vows swift probe as NTT caught up in growing dining scandal
Officials with influence over policy at the communications ministry have also admitted to dining with NTT President Jun Sawada, in a further violation of ethics policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 25, 2021
Elite bureaucrat Makiko Yamada refuses to resign in Seigo Suga dinner scandal
Yamada was treated to a meal worth u00a574,000 by the prime minister's son and other officials from a broadcasting firm while overseeing policy at the communications ministry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / EXPLAINER
Feb 23, 2021
Influence-peddling scandal: How Suga ended up in the hot seat again
Revelations that Seigo Suga wined and dined officials have again raised questions about influence peddling at the highest levels of government.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 7, 2020
Household spending data signals recovery in Japan from spring coronavirus slump
The figure fell compared on the year for the ninth straight month, continuing the trend that began in October when the consumption tax rate was raised to 10 percent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 20, 2020
Pandemic pushes Japan to accelerate development of fiber-optic broadband networks
Japan plans to complete its national fiber-optic networks by March 2022 to meet the urgent need for online education, medical and other services amid the coronavirus pandemic, government officials have said.
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2020
Communications ministry asks NHK to cut viewing fees further
Communications minister Sanae Takaichi asked NHK on Wednesday to make further cuts to its subscription fees.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 30, 2020
Japan Post Insurance misconduct may have hit 60,000 more customers
Improper sales practices for Japan Post Insurance Co. products may have disadvantaged 60,000 more customers than previously known, sources have said.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 21, 2020
Japan to develop strategy for 6G wireless communication networks expected around 2030
The government said Tuesday it will draw up a comprehensive strategy by this summer on future 6G wireless communications networks and set up a panel to discuss the matter later this month.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 6, 2020
New Japan Post chief vows to regain trust as ex-bureaucrats take reins after scandal
New Japan Post Holdings Co. President Hiroya Masuda pledged Monday to regain the public's trust in the former state-owned postal group now being rocked by scandal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 24, 2019
Japan begins accepting applications for local 5G service licenses
By allowing local governments and firms to build networks in rural areas, where construction by major carriers will be delayed, Japan expects 5G usage to begin quickly.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 18, 2019
Japan to earmark record ¥102 trillion for 2020 budget as social security and defense costs rise
The central government will distribute u00a516.6 trillion to local governments, up u00a5400 billion from the previous year.
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 21, 2019
Japan to require carriers to immediately unlock SIM cards for smartphones
The communications ministry reveals plans it will ask major mobile phone carriers to remove SIM locks immediately upon the request of customers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 18, 2019
New communications minister Sanae Takaichi backs 5G networks for Japan's rural areas
Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi has expressed her eagerness to promote active use of fifth-generation, or 5G, communications networks for rural areas.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 18, 2019
Ministry plan will see Japan's mobile phone carriers slash cancellation fees in fall
Under the approved plan, major mobile phone operators will be obliged to cut cancellation charges by 90 percent to u00a51,000 or less.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 11, 2019
Japan plans to cut mobile phone contract penalties to ¥1,000
The government plans to impose new regulations on mobile phone operators to cut cancellation penalties by about 90 percent to ¥1,000 ($9) or less to make it easier for users to switch mobile carriers and spur competition, officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2019
Japan's working ranks are still thinning, despite accelerating growth in foreign population
Although the total population had fallen by 263,000 people as of October, Japan's working-age population shrank by 512,000 last year.

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