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Experts discuss how to prevent accidents involving elderly drivers

The issue of accidents involving elderly drivers is becoming a serious problem as Japanese society ages. During NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” debate show, six experts discussed ways to address the issue from the viewpoints of traffic safety and the welfare of elderly people. They talked about providing sufficient public transportation for elderly people in rural areas who find it necessary to….Read more

  • December 11, 2016
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Ruling, opposition lawmakers discuss pension reform, TPP, casino bill, Abe-Putin meeting

During NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” Sunday debate show, LDP Deputy Secretary General Nishimura, Komeito Deputy Secretary General Saito, and Secretary General Nakano of the Party for Japanese Kokoro stressed the need to enact the bill aimed at making Japan’s pension system sustainable that was endorsed by the Lower House on Nov. 29. While supporting the bill, Nippon Ishin Secretary General Baba stressed….Read more

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Ruling official vows to obtain Diet approval for TPP

NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” featured a live debate by policy affairs chiefs of major political parties on key agenda items in the ongoing Diet session, including pension reform, the TPP, and “rush to the rescue” operations by SDF personnel in South Sudan. In response to opposition representatives’ insistence that the GOJ should give up on enacting the TPP legislation given that President-elect….Read more

  • November 27, 2016
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Kishida, Inada hope to gain Trump’s understanding of Japan’s foreign and security policies

NHK reported on Sunday that Foreign Minister Kishida and Defense Minister Inada appeared live on its “Nichiyo Toron” debate program earlier in the day and said PM Abe hopes to build a relationship of trust with President-elect Trump when they meet on Nov. 17 and help him to understand Japan’s foreign and security policies, including the importance of the U.S.-Japan….Read more

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DM Inada comments on “rush to the rescue” duties

On NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” debate program on Sunday, Defense Minister Inada talked about the “rush to the rescue” duties to be assigned to GSDF troops to be deployed to South Sudan. “There was no legal basis for them in the past, and there were situations in which SDF troops rescued people without any training,” said Inada. “With such situations in….Read more

  • November 13, 2016
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Ruling, opposition lawmakers discuss Diet deliberations on TPP

During NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” debate show on Sunday, LDP Deputy Secretary General Shimomura and Komeito Deputy Secretary General Saito called on the opposition parties to cooperate in passing the TPP legislation at a Lower House plenary meeting on Nov. 8. They also said it is not necessary for Agriculture Minister Yamamoto to step down over his recent gaffes about Diet deliberations….Read more

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Policy chiefs discuss Diet deliberations on TPP agreement

During NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” debate show on Sunday, Policy chiefs from the LDP, Komeito, Democratic Party (DP), Japanese Communist Party (JCP), and Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party) discussed the TPP. Vice Chairman of the LDP Policy Affairs Research Council Tamura stressed the need for Japan to swiftly ratify the TPP by saying that sufficient time has been spent on discussions….Read more

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Experts discuss post-election U.S.-Japan relations

NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” Sunday morning debate show aired a discussion by former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki, University of Tokyo Professor Fumiaki Kubo, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Glen Fukushima, and Keio University Professor Yoshihide Soeya. While predicting that Hillary Clinton will win the U.S. presidential election, the discussants expressed their views about the American….Read more

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Concerns raised about future prospects for nation’s scientific competitiveness

NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” debate show on Sunday morning featured a discussion by professors, journalists, and analysts on the future prospects for the nation’s scientific competitiveness since Japanese researchers have won Nobel Prizes in natural science for three consecutive years. They agreed that the awards represented the achievements of several decades ago and thus neither accurately reflect the viability of the current Japanese scientific community nor guarantee….Read more

  • October 16, 2016
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Experts discuss spousal tax deduction

Six experts discussed the pros and cons of a GOJ plan to abolish the spousal tax deduction. Under the existing system, the taxable annual income of the head of household is reduced by 380,000 yen if their dependent spouse earns 1.03 million yen or less a year. By reducing the taxable income, the household pays less tax overall. The system was….Read more

  • October 2, 2016
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