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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 29, 2013
Shutdown quandary shows Washington's breakdown
Washington once again stands at a moment of crisis — only this time, Democrats and Republicans are not negotiating a way to avoid it. They are not even speaking to one another.
BUSINESS
Sep 27, 2013
Obama draws line in sand on health law, debt ceiling
To the chagrin of many in his own party, President Barack Obama has almost always been willing to negotiate — on taxes, on spending, even on the social safety net.
BUSINESS
Sep 27, 2013
Republican hard-liners block plan to avoid U.S. defaulting on debt
The Republican Party's right wing on Thursday blocked a strategy by House Speaker John Boehner for navigating a series of deadlines to keep the government funded and avoid a first-ever U.S. debt default.
EDITORIALS
Sep 15, 2013
Keep tuition exemption
The government should increase taxes on wealthy families rather than exclude their children from the high school tuition exemption and support system.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 15, 2013
Conservative Club for Growth targets 'Obamacare'
The first sign that Republican leaders could not control their new majority came on a vote to help Americans who lose their jobs to foreign workers. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor considered the measure routine and in February 2011 put it on a list of bills that were expected to pass without objection.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 30, 2013
White House, Republicans give up on budget talks
The Obama administration and a group of Republican senators on Thursday abandoned efforts to hammer out a budget deal and avoid a showdown over the national debt, saying they had failed to resolve their long-standing dispute over taxes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 26, 2013
U.S. government not shrinking fast
After 2½ years of budget battles, the U.S. federal government is on pace this year to spend $3.455 trillion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 2, 2013
Tax delay and Fed paring called threat to JGB bubble
Takeshi Fujimaki, a former adviser to billionaire investor George Soros who won a seat in the Upper House election last month, said a delay in increasing the sales tax and a reduction in the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus could cause the Japanese government bond "bubble" to burst.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 2, 2013
Freddie Mac vet Koskinen nominated to lead IRS
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated John Koskinen to head the embattled Internal Revenue Service.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 31, 2013
Obama offers deal over taxes, jobs
President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed spending more on creating jobs in exchange for an overhaul of business taxes. But the idea quickly devolved into the type of partisan finger-pointing that shows why any agreement will be so difficult.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 29, 2013
Kabukicho clinic chief hid ¥350 million, pays back taxes
The head of a clinic providing after-hours medical care in Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment district has been singled out by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau for fudging his income and concealing ¥350 million of it, sources revealed Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jul 22, 2013
Golf courses adjust to harsher economics and changing demographics
Golfers in Japan are getting older, with no one to replace them when they're gone.
BUSINESS
Jul 20, 2013
G-20 vows to prioritize employment, economic growth in short term
The finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies pledge to take necessary steps to boost job creation and economic growth as a near-term priority.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 10, 2013
Abe to finalize tax break for corporate investment by fall
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday his government will finalize a tax break for corporate investment by this fall in addition to its already announced growth strategy.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 4, 2013
Apple isn't the core of a taxing U.S. problem
There may be a better way to tax multinational corporations: tax them on their revenue in a country rather than on their profits.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 22, 2013
Apple used 'complex web' to avoid taxes, Senate inquiry finds
Apple used a "complex web" of offshore entities — with no employees or physical offices — that allowed it to pay little or no taxes on tens of billions it earned overseas, according to a Senate investigation unveiled Monday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 21, 2013
Yokohama: What do you think of the prime minister's 'Abenomic' strategy so far?
Businesses are getting better, and at least finance types are strong. But in my business salaries are not going up.
WORLD
May 18, 2013
Before tea party scandal, IRS harassed gay groups
Before there was the tea party, there was Big Mama Rag, Inc.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 25, 2013
Baucus retirement sets stage for sweeping legislative changes
Montana Sen. Max Baucus, one of the most influential congressional figures of his era, announced his intention Tuesday to retire, a move that could produce sweeping changes in the political and legislative landscape over the next two years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 25, 2013
As U.S. economy picks up, richest get richer
Wealth inequality widened dramatically during the first two years of the economic recovery, as the upper 7 percent of American households saw their average net worth increase 28 percent while the wealth of the other 93 percent declined, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on