Business Dec 8, 2017

INCJ looks to become holding company in bid to boost investment in startups

The state-backed Innovation Network Corporation of Japan investment fund will turn itself into a holding company to strengthen governance and boost investment in promising startup firms, a draft plan showed Thursday. The INCJ has been criticized for an excessive emphasis on rescuing financially struggling companies ...

National / Politics Apr 24, 2015

Asia, Africa leaders call for U.N. Security Council reform

Asian and African leaders on Thursday called for "a comprehensive reform" of the U.N. Security Council so it can better represent the realities of the international community in the 21st century. "We call for continued efforts to reform the United Nations, including the revitalization of ...

National / Politics Apr 3, 2015

Cabinet approves JA-Zenchu reform bill

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet on Friday approved a bill to help reform the agriculture sector by estranging a politically powerful farming lobby by revising agriculture laws. The move is part of Abe's effort to ensure long-term economic growth through structural reforms. The government is ...