Ruling bloc-backed candidate wins Kochi gubernatorial election

National / Politics Nov 24, 2019

Ruling bloc-backed candidate wins Kochi gubernatorial election

Former internal affairs ministry bureaucrat Seiji Hamada, a candidate supported by the ruling bloc, on Sunday defeated a rival backed by four opposition parties in the Kochi gubernatorial election to succeed the three-term incumbent. Hamada, 56, beat fellow newcomer Kenji Matsumoto, 35, a Japanese Communist ...

Business Nov 22, 2019

Japan's ruling coalition begins discussions on tax reform

The ruling coalition started full discussions Thursday on tax system reforms for fiscal 2020, including proposed incentives for corporate investment and support for unmarried single parents. The ruling bloc plans to compile its tax system reform package on Dec. 12. "Discussions should focus on ensuring a ...