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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Two women quit Shinzo Abe's cabinet, dealing blow to reform drive

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AFP

    ... Miyazawa, would replace Obuchi as industry minister, Abe said. Yoko Kamikawa, a 61-year-old woman politician and former state minister in charge of Japan's declining birth rate, is the new ... was now vulnerable. "This is Abe's first major stumble," said Tomoaki Iwai, professor of politics at Nihon University in Tokyo. "His approval rating is likely to fall and Abe ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese school backpacks become a hit with Chinese tourists

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... by grandparents. But a falling birth rate means that the largest manufacturers of the bags have had to look elsewhere for buyers. "Our largest market is still Japan and we are not thinking about ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... reaching, with experts saying the low birth rate could halt economic growth, cause salaries to fall and put a drain on the economy as nations struggle to care for elderly populations. Additional ... slipping below the 1 million mark for the first time on record, government data showed on Tuesday. Although the number of births tends to be higher in the latter half of the year, the figure ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan minister in sadomasochism bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... ratings due to policy failures and various scandals involving senior ministers. Money scandals are not uncommon in Japanese politics, where rules on spending tend to be slightly opaque, barring ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet below 50pc

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AP

    ... tax and a political funds scandal involving a top minister. The Kyodo News poll showed the approval rating for the cabinet had fallen 6.8 percentage points from the previous poll in early ... of money by her political funds control body. The scandal around Obuchi may have affected the rating, Kyodo said. Abe tapped 40-year-old Obuchi less than two months ago to head the powerful ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Maternity harassment a serious problem for Japan's working women

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... women who are top managers, I'd like them to start by dealing with problems affecting women like us at the bottom," Osakabe, 37, said. With an ageing population and low birth rate ...

  7. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders rise but doubts about economy remain

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... for clues on whether the economy is strong enough to withstand the impact from the higher levy. The government plans to increase the sales tax rate to 10 percent in October 2015, after having raised ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With new cabinet post, Yuko Obuchi's political star keeps rising in Japan

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Julian Ryall

    ... of the mark. Obuchi has given birth to two sons since being in office and was appropriately appointed in 2008 by then-prime minister Taro Aso as minister in charge of tackling Japan's declining birth rate. As well as her duties as a politician and minister, Obuchi has completed a master's degree in public policy and was most recently serving as deputy finance minister. Her rise ...

  9. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japanese business confidence improves first time in two quarters

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:33pm by Reuters

    ... Bank of Japan policymakers will scrutinise the tankan, regarded as among the most comprehensive gauges of the economy given its big sample base, when they meet for a rate review next week. ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese first lady Akie Abe seeks summit with Peng Liyuan at Apec

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:50pm by Reuters

    ... as her husband wrestles with just that decision. "Considering the falling birth rate and ageing society, it probably can't be helped," she said of an eventual rise in the sales ...




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