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Shii demands snap election to reflect public opinion

Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on January 27 took the floor on behalf of the JCP at the Lower House plenary session and demanded a snap general election to reflect the opinion of voters.

Agricultural and medical leaders jointly oppose TPP

Leaders of agricultural and medical associations on January 25 pledged to strengthen their efforts to block Japan’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement at a joint press conference hosted by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.

Cuts in public workers’ wages will create vicious circle of decline in wages

The government claims that the 8% wage cut will make it possible to save 290 billion yen in government spending. However, in actuality, a labor think tank has pointed out that the government will lose 540.1 billion yen in tax revenues.

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