Japan’s Supreme Court ruled the election that propelled Prime Minister Shinzo Abe back to power last year was unconstitutional due to the excessive weight of votes cast in rural areas, news agency Kyodo reported.
Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son is betting $20 billion he can add value by buying control of Sprint Nextel Corp. in the biggest Japanese purchase of a foreign company. There’s 26 trillion yen ($330 billion) that says he can’t.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution for the first time risks alienating voters who support his economic agenda and dividing his coalition government before July elections.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s winning of the first bicameral majority for the ruling coalition in six years sets up an internal government battle as he seeks to revamp economic to defense policies.
Radiation spreading from Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant threatens to derail Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to revive nuclear power and deliver the lower energy prices needed to power his economic reforms.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s coalition won a majority in an election to parliament’s upper house, offering a broader mandate for reform as he seeks to revive the economy and strengthen defense.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces rising pressure to expand tax relief for Japan’s companies after the longest slump in business investment since 2009, setting up a potential battle with the Finance Ministry.