Editorials Aug 8, 2013

Social welfare reforms

A government panel's report on social welfare reform includes many issues that must be resolved, including how to cut costs without compromising the quality of health care.

Abe seen set to squeeze the poor

National Jul 24, 2013

Abe seen set to squeeze the poor

by Tomohiro Osaki

Mammoth cuts in welfare benefits starting next month point to the government's desire to skimp on social security and instead boost military capabilities in hopes of fighting alongside the United States, according to veteran lawyer Kenji Utsunomiya. Noting the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...