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JAPAN
Nov 11, 2013
Abe gets blessing to use public funds for recovery
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Monday to accelerate Fukushima's recovery from one of the world's worst nuclear crises as he received a ruling bloc proposal for greater government involvement and use of taxpayer money to this end.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 7, 2013
LDP panel on Constitution abandons hoped-for minimum age of 18 for referendum votes
A Liberal Democratic Party panel on constitutional revision agreed Thursday on a bill to allow citizens aged 20 or above to vote in national referendums, abandoning its initial hope of setting the minimum threshold at 18.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 6, 2013
Abe team seeks to kill rice program by 2018
The Abe administration proposed Wednesday abolishing in 2018 the decades-old government program of limiting paddy usage to keep rice prices high, a landmark policy shift that would increase competition among domestic farmers.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 5, 2013
Tokuda queried over suspected election fraud
Prosecutors investigating election fraud involving the support base for Takeshi Tokuda have questioned the House of Representatives member on a voluntary basis, investigative sources said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2013
LDP to seek tax money for nuke storage
The Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose that public funds be used to build and manage "temporary" storage facilities in Fukushima Prefecture for radioactive rubbish tainted by the nuclear disaster, party sources said.
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2013
Foreign land grabs near SDF sites face curbs
Ruling coalition lawmakers begin to examine possible legislation to regulate land acquisitions by foreign parties near Self-Defense Forces facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Oct 26, 2013
Get Koizumi: Nuclear village goes on offensive
This is a first for Japan: A political figure who not only undergoes a change of mind in public, but tries to make a difference after giving up the political power to do so.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 22, 2013
Japan's 'helplessness' crisis
The biggest crisis in Japan's democracy today is that people know the prime minister is telling lies — intentionally or not — but they've given up even imagining alternative ways of politics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 19, 2013
Abe skirts Yasukuni snare
On visiting war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe balances fragile ties with China and South Korea with pleasing his conservative support base.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 6, 2013
LDP mulls allowing public officials to voice views on changing Constitution
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party may ease a law that bars public officials from political activities so they can debate constitutional revision.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 30, 2013
Ruling bloc to put off reconstruction surcharge decision
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JAPAN / Politics
Sep 29, 2013
'Convincing' search needed: Ishiba
Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba said Sunday that a "convincing" effort must be made to find funds for disaster-hit Tohoku if it agrees to end the special corporate tax for reconstruction a year early.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 26, 2013
Abe team puts corporate tax on table
A pledge to start considering a cut in the effective corporate tax rate "as soon as possible" will likely be included in the upcoming economic stimulus package, administration officials said Thursday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 24, 2013
LDP proposes ¥300 billion in tax cuts to boost corporate investment
The Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel proposed Tuesday around ¥300 billion in tax cuts to invigorate business investment, viewed as a pillar of economic growth by the Abe administration.
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2013
Abe's government to put collective self-defense on back burner until spring
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone until next spring a decision on whether to alter the government's interpretation of the Constitution to allow Japan to engage in collective self-defense, amid wariness in junior coalition partner New Komeito, a government source said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2013
LDP member's home, office searched
Prosecutors search the Kagoshima home and office of Lower House Rep. Takeshi Tokuda on suspicion of illegal campaigning in December's general election.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 19, 2013
Government may end post-3/11 corporate tax surcharge
The government might end a special corporate tax surcharge levied to finance reconstruction work in areas hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami a year earlier than planned, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 19, 2013
Cash handouts of ¥10,000 eyed for poor after tax hike
To cushion the impact of the first stage of the consumption tax hike, the government plans to distribute cash payments of ¥10,000 to ¥15,000 to people with low incomes, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2013
Tokuda's prior campaigns also under scrutiny
A hospital group suspected of illegally deploying staff to support last year's election campaign for Rep. Takeshi Tokuda allegedly did the same in other elections.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2013
LDP Lower House lawmaker Tokuda's suspected illegal campaign prompts raids
Prosecutors on Tuesday raided the Tokyo head office of Tokushukai hospitals and medical facilities on suspicion its employees were illegally involved in December's general election campaign of Liberal Democratic Party Lower House member Takeshi Tokuda.

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