Ex-minister Isshu Sugawara escapes indictment over money scandal

National Jun 25, 2020

Ex-minister Isshu Sugawara escapes indictment over money scandal

Public prosecutors decided Thursday not to indict former industry minister Isshu Sugawara over a money scandal that forced him to resign from office last October. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation squad made the decision after questioning Sugawara, 58, and others on the ...

Business Sep 26, 2019

Japan pledges ¥1 trillion to spur LNG demand and growth

by Osamu Tsukimori

The government has pledged an additional $10 billion (¥1.1 trillion) in public and private financing to liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects worldwide, in order to help spur demand for the cleaner fossil fuel, trade minister Isshu Sugawara said on Thursday. The investments will be dedicated ...