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Amidst Plummeting Approval Ratings, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Step Down
Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga announced on Friday, Aug. 3 that he will not be running in his party’s leadership race beginning on Sept. 29, effectively ending his tenure as Japanese prime minister after less...
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks an Additional 50 Billion in Spending to Counter China
On Tuesday, August 31, Japan’s Defense Ministry asked for a 2.6 percent increase in its defense budget citing a need to counter China’s assertiveness in the region. The increase sought amounts to approximately 5.48 trillion...
Japan’s Revised Immigration Law Aims to Attract Foreign Labor
Employers and government agencies around Japan are making adjustments following the promulgation of legal revisions to the country’s immigration policy. On April 1, the Basic Plan for Immigration Control was updated to address longstanding issues...
US and Japan Closer to Trade Deal After Trump-Abe Meeting
On April 26 and 27, U.S. President Donald Trump hosted his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the White House for bilateral trade talks, announcing that the two countries may come to a deal...