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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 2, 2020
LDP heavyweight Shigeru Ishiba against dissolving Lower House early
Speculation about a possible general election this coming fall has been rife among political circles.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 30, 2020
Snap elections in the fall preferable, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso says
Aso made the remark to a senior lawmaker from Liberal Democratic Party coalition partner Komeito, according to a source.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 5, 2020
Japan's low virus deaths reflect high 'cultural standards,' says Taro Aso
Finance Minister Taro Aso said Thursday that Japan's relatively low mortality rate from the new coronavirus reflects the country's higher "level of cultural standards."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 22, 2020
Japan finance and BOJ chiefs vow in rare meeting to use all tools to combat virus fallout
The pair vowed to deploy all necessary fiscal and monetary policy tools to combat the widening fallout from the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 15, 2020
Abe administration faces flak over hesitancy to compensate virus-hit businesses
Regional governors have rebuked the government over its hesitance to take bold financial measures, leaving many business owners no choice but to stay open amid the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 8, 2020
Behind the scenes, an LDP power struggle over record-size economic package
As the Cabinet approved a record-breaking emergency stimulus package Tuesday, the deep-seated rivalries it has amplified within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party were hidden from view.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 1, 2020
Amid shutdowns elsewhere, government plans to continue Diet business as usual
While Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has urged residents in the capital to work from home, and the nation appears to be inching toward declaring a state of emergency over rapid spread of COVID-19, the government seems set to maintain business as usual — at least for now.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 31, 2020
Abe and deputy Aso avoid joint meetings as lockdown pressure builds
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his deputy won't attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds, with domestic cases topping 2,000 and a minister saying the country's containment strategy was stretched to the limit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 28, 2020
Budget in hand, Abe shifts focus to pandemic response as economy reels
Prime Minister Abe's team is working on steps to save jobs and spark a v-shaped recovery, but is money all it takes?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 24, 2020
G20 finance chiefs offer few reassurances on global economy amid coronavirus chaos
The epidemic shows no signs of abating in the world's second-largest economy and fears over a wider regional outbreak continue to grow.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jan 23, 2020
Hoping for a Japanese society in which all of its members can shine
Black Eye columnist Baye McNeil opens the new year with an email from a reader that illustrates the importance of language in dealing with multiracial individuals.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 20, 2020
In Diet, Finance Minister Taro Aso vows sustainable growth for Japan, led by private sector
In a separate speech, Yasutoshi Nishimura, minister for economic and fiscal policy, stressed the importance of fostering talent that will further innovation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 14, 2020
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso again courts controversy with remarks about Japan's ethnic identity
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso apologized Tuesday for saying Japan has been unified under a single language and ethnic identity for the past 2,000 years, a comment viewed as ignoring the country's ethnic minorities including the indigenous Ainu.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 20, 2019
Cabinet approves Japan's record ¥102 trillion draft budget for fiscal 2020
The fiscal 2020 draft budget shows that spending will jump for defense, free education and ballooning medical, pension and other social security costs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 11, 2019
LDP execs support Abe staying on beyond 2021 to get Constitution amended
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso says Abe should not leave his successor the task of revising the supreme law, which proponents of revision say will clarify the status of the SDF.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Nov 27, 2019
Cherry blossom-viewing party: Breaking down Abe's latest cronyism scandal
Every year since 1952, the prime minister, via taxpayer funds, has hosted one of the nation's largest cherry blossom-viewing parties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2019
Deputy PM Taro Aso says he invited 100 to 200 supporters to Tokyo cherry blossom party
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said Thursday he had invited between 100 and 200 supporters to attend this year's edition of a publicly funded cherry blossom-viewing party at the center of a growing scandal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 19, 2019
Japan needs extra budget of over ¥10 trillion: LDP No. 2 Toshihiro Nikai
The government needs to compile an extraordinary budget of more than ¥10 trillion to bolster the economy, a senior ruling party official said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 8, 2019
Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds
Finance Minister Taro Aso indicated a new openness to introducing 50-year government bonds, days after the country's central bank chief suggested such a move could be helpful.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 4, 2019
Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso plays down need for stimulus after tax hike
Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday dismissed the need to boost fiscal stimulus to counter the impact of the consumption tax hike, despite expectations the government and the Bank of Japan may act to reduce pressure on the world's third-largest economy.

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