Author: Tobias Harris
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that he would prioritize the revision of Japan’s constitution by 2020, reordering the political agenda and staking his government on the pursuit of the prime minister’s longtime goal. Yet, the need to win a referendum means that public opinion will cast a shadow over the entire process
Author: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval ratings in the latest Yomiuri Shimbun poll have fallen suddenly by ten percent in the midst of a scandal that has dominated headlines and parliamentary debate.
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Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
Prime Minister Abe Shinzō announced on June 1 that he would postpone raising the consumption tax from 8% to 10% until October 2019. The decision marks the second time for Abe to delay the hike, putting it a full four years later than planned. During the press conference announcing the postponement Abe pointed to risks to the world economy from such factors as a slowdown in emerging and developing economies, saying his decision was necessary to prevent a drop in domestic demand.
Author: Mainichi Shimbun
Categories: In the News
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”Dr. Jeffrey Hornung, Sasakawa USA” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Having a high-ranking representative visit the site of terrible tragedy between two former enemies in order to pay his respects demonstrates to the world how close the allies have become. [/perfectpullquote] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit this week to Hiroshima’s
Tags: Abe, abe shinzo, atomic bomb, Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, donald trump, g7, Hiroshima, in the news, jeffrey hornung, John Kerry, john roos, Mainichi Shimbun, Nagasaki, Nuclear, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, Obama, peace memorial park, peal harbor, secretary john kerry, security, Shinzo Abe, weapons of mass destruction