Japan to cut lawmakers' pay by 20 percent amid virus crisis

National Apr 14, 2020

Japan to cut lawmakers' pay by 20 percent amid virus crisis

Senior Japanese ruling party and opposition officials agreed Tuesday to reduce lawmakers' salaries by 20 percent for a year as part of efforts to overcome the novel coronavirus crisis. The accord was reached at a meeting between Hiroshi Moriyama, Diet affairs chief of the governing ...

Komeito eyes special legislation to postpone local elections

National Apr 10, 2020

Komeito eyes special legislation to postpone local elections

Komeito, the coalition partner of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party, is considering a bill to allow local elections to be postponed in Tokyo and six prefectures under a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus, it was learned Thursday. At a news conference ...