Feature: Japanese girl band still stirring waves against government

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Japanese girl band still stirring waves against government 

TOKYO, July 29 — After making waves with their criticism of the government last month, a Japanese all-girls political pop group is back in the public limelight, delivering its no-holds-barred message.

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Japan's ruling coalition OKs fiscal 2015 corporate tax cuts plan

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Japan's ruling coalition OKs fiscal 2015 corporate tax cuts plan 

TOKYO, Dec. 30 — Japan's ruling coalition on Tuesday approved fiscal 2015 tax reform policies that will cut corporate taxes from April, in a move to further bolster economic growth, local media reported.

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All members of Abe's Cabinet to retain jobs

December 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on All members of Abe's Cabinet to retain jobs 

TOKYO, Dec. 15 — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to retain all the members of his Cabinet, a Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker said Monday, a day after the party's victory in the House of Representatives election.

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Japan eyes crackdown on foreign poaching, tougher penalties

November 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on Japan eyes crackdown on foreign poaching, tougher penalties 

TOKYO, Nov. 6 — Japan will take more steps to crack down on Chinese poaching of red coral, the top government spokesman said Thursday, amid growing calls from ruling party lawmakers for tougher penalties.

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