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Bullish trading of TPP-related stocks with hopes for early TPP agreement

(Nikkei: June 27, 2015 – p. 17)    There has been active trading in TPP-related shares in the stock market in light of expectations for a TPP agreement after bills critical for reaching a deal were passed in the U.S.    On June 26, there was a marked increase in the share prices of food processing companies, which will benefit….Read more

  • 2015-06-29 15:00:00
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Ex-vice finance minister “secret control tower” shaping Abe administration’s fiscal policy

(Facta: July 2015 – pp. 82-83)    Japan Tobacco Inc. Chairman Yasutake Tango, a powerful former vice finance minister and former councilor of the Cabinet Secretariat, is said to be the “control tower behind the scenes” playing a key role in drafting the government’s fiscal restructuring plan up to FY2020 due for release by the end of June. The critical….Read more

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Kazuho Tanaka to be appointed as administrative vice finance minister

(Sankei: May 28, 2015 – p. 1)    The government has decided to promote Budget Bureau Director General Kazuho Tanaka, 59, to the post of administrative vice minister of the Ministry of Finance (MOF) as the successor to incumbent Vice Minister Shunsuke Kagawa, 58, who will retire from the ministry. Both Tanaka and Kagawa joined the ministry in 1979. It….Read more

  • 2015-05-28 15:00:00
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Integral Corporation to finance over 50% for Skymark

(Yomiuri: April 21, 2015 – p.11)    It has been decided that the “Integral” Corporation, an investment fund that is capable of providing as much as 9 billion yen financial assistance will finance over 50% for the Skymark Airlines Inc., currently under the procedure of the Civil Rehabilitation Law. The total percentage of shares by the ANA Holdings Inc., that….Read more

  • 2015-04-21 15:00:00
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Japanese, Chinese finance officials likely to hold dialogue in June

(Asahi: April 8, 2915 – p. 7)    Japanese and Chinese finance officials will likely hold talks on economic issues in June for the first time in three years and two months. The “Japan-China finance dialogue” has been suspended since April 2012. The Japanese and Chinese officials will exchange views on the China-led Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB).  ….Read more

  • 2015-04-08 15:00:00
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FM Kishida says “Japan will be asked to make massive investments if it joins AIIB

(Asahi: April 8, 2015 – p. 7)    Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said at a House of Councillors Foreign and Defense Committee session on April 7: “Japan will be asked to contribute around 100 billion yen if it participates” in the China-led Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), indicating that Japan should carefully decide on whether it joins or not….Read more

  • 2015-04-08 15:00:00
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Girls’ education is an effective investment

(Mainichi: March 20, 2015 – p.8)    By Hiromi Nagano    Visiting First Lady Michelle Obama met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe in Tokyo on March 19 and exchanged a memorandum on Japan-U.S. cooperation for girls’ education. The purpose of her visit was to promote the “Let Girls Learn” initiative which she leads. The memorandum will strengthen….Read more

  • 2015-03-23 15:00:00
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39% feel state finances are deteriorating

(Yomiuri: March 22, 2015 – p. 4)    The Cabinet Office yesterday released the results of its public opinion survey conducted to probe public attitudes on society. In the government survey, respondents were asked in what areas they think Japan is heading in a negative direction, with multiple answers allowed. In the breakdown of answers to this question, a total….Read more

  • 2015-03-23 15:00:00
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Skymark to receive aid from investment fund

(Asahi: February 6, 2015 – p. 8)    Skymark has signed a contract with Integral to accept financial assistance from the private equity company, the airline announced on Feb. 5.    Integral will lend Skymark, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, up to 9 billion yen to help it keep afloat. The money will be converted into stock in the….Read more

  • 2015-02-06 15:00:00
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FY15 budget aims at propelling growth, stimulating local economies, rebuilding finances

(Sankei: January 15, 2015 – p. 1)    By Mayumi Ogawa    The government approved a record budget proposal totaling 96.342 trillion yen for fiscal 2015 at a Jan. 14 cabinet meeting. Tax revenue is expected to climb to 54.525 trillion yen, the largest-ever in 24 years, driven by the introduction of an 8% sales tax last April and a….Read more

  • 2015-01-15 15:00:00
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