Government takes aim at Japan firms' tax paperwork burden

Apr 25, 2017

Government takes aim at Japan firms' tax paperwork burden

A government panel has started discussions on ways to reduce the clerical workload of private companies responsible for reporting residential tax information. The regulatory reform panel, led by Hiroko Ota, a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, is discussing a system in ...

/ May 19, 2014

Abe vows to set up new groups to rev up farm exports

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to set up new organizations in an attempt to bolster exports of farm products, with an eye toward the establishment of a U.S.-led Pacific free trade pact. Abe also said at a meeting of the Industrial Competitiveness Council that ...

/ Oct 29, 2013

Public 'fed up' with vested interests

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms may be aided by excluding the agriculture, trade and welfare ministries from oversight of special economic zones, according to the head of a working group on the plans. "Abe sees the strategic special zones as the heart of regulatory reforms," ...