Jan 15, 2016

IOC asks for transcripts suggesting 2020 Olympic bid bribery

The IOC is ready to examine allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2020 Olympics. The Olympic body said Friday it has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency's independent commission for transcripts from its report on doping and corruption in track and field that ...

Dec 12, 2013

Kanagawa considers aid for pro-North Korean schools

The Kanagawa Prefectural Government may institute tuition aid for students attending pro-Pyongyang Korean schools and other non-Japanese schools after assistance for the Korean schools was shelved earlier this year because North Korea conducted a nuclear test. "We would like to ensure opportunities for students to ...

Oct 25, 2013

Rice subsidies for big players only?

The Abe administration and ruling bloc are planning to make large-scale farms the only recipients of rice subsidies as a way to improve the efficiency of the agricultural sector ahead of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, officials said Friday. They are considering using rice acreage as a ...

Feb 15, 2013

Pro-Pyongyang schools lose subsidy after nuke test

Pro-Pyongyang Korean schools in Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures will not receive a local subsidy for fiscal 2013 in light of North Korea's nuclear test Tuesday, the governors of the two prefectures said. "It would be difficult to obtain our residents' understanding over the continuance of ...