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Lower House Budget Committee executives discuss next week's schedule in Tokyo on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 22, 2024
Committee probing LDP funds scandal set to open next week
The committee will likely gather next Wednesday and Thursday to interrogate five senior LDP lawmakers over their involvement in a kickback scheme.
Former Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
Senior LDP members likely to appear before ethics committee next week
While the opposition said the willingness of additional LDP figures to answer questions was an improvement, they called for more to step up.
Then-industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks at an exhibition in Tokyo on Dec. 13.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 30, 2023
Nishimura questioned over funds scandal at biggest LDP faction
Nishimura is the sixth senior member of the faction to have been questioned by the special investigation team.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 11, 2023
Kishida likely to shake up Cabinet in wake of political funds scandal
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is reportedly considering removing all members of the faction once led by his late predecessor Shinzo Abe.
Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks to reporters in the city of Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 10, 2023
Kishida looking to replace all Cabinet members from troubled faction
Some members of the faction formerly led by the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are suspected of receiving tens of millions of yen in unreported funds.
A fundraising party for the LDP's largest faction, which was led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe until his death
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 1, 2023
Abe's former faction in focus as LDP political fund scandal deepens
Prosecutors are investigating the faction as part of a scandal involving the alleged underreporting of funds by groups within the ruling party.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida answers questions during an Upper House budget committee meeting on Monday.
Nov 28, 2023
Japan discloses extra ¥84 billion needed for Osaka Expo
Ministers told a parliamentary meeting that the government would need to pay more, partly to build the Japan pavilion at the expo venue.
Rapidus CEO Atsuyoshi Koike says Silicon Valley is critical for the chip developer due to its ability to provide access to customers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 14, 2023
Japan chipmaker Rapidus to open business base in Silicon Valley
Rapidus aims to start mass-producing advanced chips with a circuit line width of 2 nanometers in 2027.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (left) and trade minister Yasutoshi Nishimura attend a ministerial meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in San Francisco on Monday.
Nov 14, 2023
No trade deal struck at U.S.-led Indo-Pacific economic meeting
Japanese trade minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said progress was made on some aspects but "no substantial agreement was reached" for the whole trade area.
A structure of the Arctic LNG 2 joint venture is seen under construction near the settlement of Belokamenka, Murmansk region, Russia, in July last year
Nov 7, 2023
U.S. sanctions on Russia LNG won't harm supplies, minister says
The industry minister said that Japan will ensure its energy supplies are not affected by U.S. sanctions on a Russian project in which it has a stake.
Economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura (front, left) and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (front, right) are expected to visit the United States next month for a possible "two-plus-two" meeting with their U.S. counterparts.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 30, 2023
Japan and U.S. eye ministerial economic talks in November
The "two-plus-two" talks between the nations' foreign and economy ministers would be held in San Francisco.
Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell discussed a regional trade pact with Japan's economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura during their meeting in Osaka on Sunday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 30, 2023
Australia reassures Japan on CPTPP and strength of relationship
Australian Trade Minister discussed a regional trade pact with Japan's economy minister during their meeting in Osaka.
Economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks to reporters at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Japan economy minister visits war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
After offering prayers, Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters he made a ritual offering, paid for out of his own pocket.
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura (second from right) meets with Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell (left), Resources Minister Madeleine King (second from left), and Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen in Melbourne on Sunday.
Oct 8, 2023
Australia vows stable energy exports to Japan amid emissions cut
Australia has worked to strengthen its policies to tackle climate change, including mandating emissions cuts of 43% from 2005 levels by 2030.
Industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura announced Japan's additional subsidies for U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology's plant in Hiroshima Prefecture.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 3, 2023
Japan to provide ¥192 billion in extra subsidies to Micron
The move, which comes on top of the up to ¥46.5 billion aid announced earlier, adds to Japan's efforts to ensure a stable supply of chips.
Industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura says Japan is considering shipping captured carbon dioxide to Malaysia for underground storage.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 26, 2023
Japan considers transporting captured carbon dioxide to Malaysia
The project, which will be Japan's first shipment of captured carbon dioxide and its storage overseas, is set to start in 2028.
Yasutoshi Nishimura
Sep 17, 2023
Minister vows to counter misinformation over Fukushima water release
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings started to release the treated water on Aug. 24.
Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan's minister of economy, trade and industry, attends a bilateral ministerial meeting with his British counterpart on economic security in London on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2023
Japan and Britain confirm close economic security partnership
Japan and Britain adopted a joint statement aimed at strengthening supply chains for critical mineral resources.
Storage tanks for radioactive water at Tokyo Electric Power Co's tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
Jul 30, 2023
No change in plan to release treated water, minister says
Japan's industry minister says there is no change to plan to start releasing treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 5, 2023
Cracks in LDP faction once headed by Abe may deepen under group leadership
The inability of the new leaders to unite the faction makes it less powerful than its size would indicate.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves