Editorials Mar 2, 2013

Mr. Abe's plan for Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday delivered his second policy speech during the current Diet session. He started his speech with the phrase "a strong Japan." He seems to have strong attachment to the word "strong." At the outset of his speech, he said ...

Aso bids for accord on budget

Business / Economy Feb 4, 2013

Aso bids for accord on budget

by Jun Hongo

Finance Minister Taro Aso on Monday asked the opposition for prompt cooperation in passing the bill on the supplementary budget to "solidify the recovery of Japan's economy." Touching on the economy during his financial policy speech to the Diet, Aso repeated that Japan is seeing ...