Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces another prominent opponent to his plans to return to nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster, as a former political mentor called for Japan to immediately abandon its reactors.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s victory in a ruling party leadership race brings him closer to a decision on whether to call elections as he confronts a slowing economy and a territorial spat with China.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda called for talks to contain economic damage from a diplomatic dispute with China as Japan’s largest trading partner downgraded its delegation to an annual gathering in Tokyo.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda failed to reach agreement with the two largest opposition parties on passing legislation needed to fund government spending amid a standoff over when to call elections.
Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in his first days in office started to deliver a difficult message to a public still in shock from the Fukushima nuclear disaster: Atomic power is needed to save the economy.
The head of Japan’s biggest opposition party said he will make Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s management of the world’s third-largest economy a key issue in seeking to unseat him in next month’s election.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says doubling the consumption tax is a necessary remedy to address soaring debt and social welfare costs. His opponents don’t disagree; they’re just not going to let him do it.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s attempt to rein in his country’s ballooning debt by raising the five percent sales tax is in doubt as the main opposition party attempts to force a general election.