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TARO ASO

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 8, 2021
Japan approves ¥4.4 trillion for green growth
The green growth strategy is one of four priority areas to focus on outlined by the Finance Ministry in the guidelines for the initial budget for the fiscal year starting next April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2021
Deputy PM says Japan must defend Taiwan with U.S.
With the remarks, Aso became the most senior government official to state a clear scenario in which the SDF would be deployed to help defend another country or region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 28, 2021
LDP's infighting tests Suga and party unity ahead of election season
The fight is manifesting itself in a number of recently formed Diet groups, with the two sides vying to install as many of their faction members as possible to LDP executive posts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 20, 2021
Japan’s 2025 budget goal is near impossible, debt panel member says
Measures such as spending cuts or tax increases to meet the goal would shave 1% off the economy each year and are therefore unlikely, says Ayako Fujita.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 27, 2021
Japan's Masatsugu Asakawa to seek re-election as ADB chief
Asakawa, a former Japanese vice finance minister for international affairs who took office in January last year, is likely to win, sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2021
Deputy PM Aso challenged by China to drink treated Fukushima water
The request came after the Japanese politician claimed the water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant would be safe to drink.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 2, 2021
U.S. and Japan finance chiefs vow to cooperate closely amid pandemic
Taro Aso and Janet Yellen also discussed policies related to China, noting the importance of holding close discussions among Group of Seven nations on the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 18, 2021
Taro Aso vows to revive virus-hit economy and promote structural reforms
The finance minister told the Diet the government will prevent the number of coronavirus infections from rising further 'while supporting employment and business.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 17, 2021
FSA opens office to give English guidance to foreign financial firms entering Japan
Higher taxes and language barriers are often cited as the reason Japan is generally deemed less attractive than other Asian rivals as an international financial hub.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 28, 2020
Two LDP factions face uncertain future after losing race to Suga
The status of Shigeru Ishiba's group is up in the air, while Fumio Kishida is exploring mergers with other factions to bolster his chances of becoming prime minister.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Sep 17, 2020
What will 'Suganomics' look like?
Drastic reforms tend to draw fierce opposition. But Suga's administration may be able to take advantage of the pandemic to drive forward challenging policies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 13, 2020
Aso latest LDP heavyweight to hint at snap election after leadership contest
Deputy PM's comments come as Yoshihide Suga, the front-runner to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dodges questions on dissolving the Lower House.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 31, 2020
Suga wins backing of leading LDP factions in race to replace Abe
The Nikai and Aso factions have both thrown their weight behind the candidacy of the government's top spokesman.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 24, 2020
How possible successors stack up if Abe resigns
The prime minister visited a Tokyo hospital on Monday as concerns grew over his ability to continue in his post.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 21, 2020
To fight pandemic, Japan keeps fiscal tap wide open on budget spending requests
The lack of spending cap on requests aimed at fighting COVID-19 suggest the heavily indebted nation will ramp up efforts to revive the virus-hit economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 19, 2020
G20 finance chiefs warns of sharp contraction from pandemic
The Group of 20 also discussed extending its debt relief program for developing nations and new tax rules for online giants Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 19, 2020
G20 finance chiefs hold teleconference on coronavirus pandemic
Finance Minister Taro Aso and Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda participated with the aim of revisiting the issue of debt relief for developing countries.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 14, 2020
Finance Ministry names new top bureaucrat and currency diplomat
The Finance Ministry reshuffled its top brass Tuesday, with Budget Bureau chief Mitsuru Ota promoted to the highest-ranking bureaucrat and International Bureau head Kenji Okamura to the currency diplomat.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 10, 2020
For some in LDP, Koike's Tokyo win strengthens case for snap poll
Landslide triumph for the incumbent in Sunday's gubernatorial election underscored the current weakness of the opposition and voters' preference for the status quo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jul 5, 2020
Powerful Japanese medical group has history of political prescriptions
Here's a closer look at the group, its political connections and what the recent change in its leadership might mean for the Liberal Democratic Party.

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