Japan announced the locations of special strategic zones in which looser regulations will be tested as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to attract investment and boost the nation’s competitiveness.
Takashi Nakajima earns $100,000 a year growing lettuces, employs Chinese laborers to harvest them, and has four months off in winter to indulge his passion for speed skating. He’s the result of a protected farming system that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is about to dismantle.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan ’s failure to pass legislation approving an increase in bond sales risks forcing officials to seek alternative funding methods and unsettling investors, according to Morgan Stanley.
China’s Pangang Group Co. and Korea’s Kolon Industries Inc. have eluded U.S. criminal charges of trade-secret theft for months. Unlike fugitive security contractor Edward Snowden, they aren’t hiding from authorities.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to push through an unpopular bill strengthening Japan’s secrecy laws that will help him shore up security ties with the U.S. in a bid to counter China’s growing military muscle in the region.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition faces the challenge of maintaining unity and public support after cementing control of both houses of parliament on a platform of economic revival.
Hollywood has long fetishized Japanese gangsters, with their full-body tattoos, missing pinkies and harems of buxom groupies. Ever since Sydney Pollack’s “The Yakuza” in 1974, the colorful mafiosi have provided regular fodder for directors including Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino.