Diet enacts record ¥106.61 trillion budget for fiscal 2021

Business Mar 26, 2021

Diet enacts record ¥106.61 trillion budget for fiscal 2021

The Diet on Friday enacted a record ¥106.61 trillion budget for fiscal 2021 to finance steps to mitigate the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic as well as rising social security and defense costs, once again forgoing fiscal consolidation. The House of Councilors passed the budget ...

Japan to combine My Number card with driver's licenses by 2025

National Dec 12, 2020

Japan to combine My Number card with driver's licenses by 2025

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday that the government will aim to integrate the My Number social security and taxation identification card with driver's licenses by the end of fiscal 2024, earlier than the previous target of 2026. At a meeting of a working group ...