In policy speech, Kishida puts focus on child care and defense

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In policy speech, Kishida puts focus on child care and defense
Implementing all of the policies mentioned in the speech — from child care and defense spending to wage hikes — will be tough if Kishida …
Wage talks begin with Rengo and Keidanren agreeing on need for pay hikes
Core consumer prices in the country rose 4% in December from a year earlier, the highest level since 1981, while Japan’s real wages declined for …
U.S. poised to get Dutch and Japanese help with China chip crackdown
The Japanese and Dutch export controls may be agreed to and finalized as soon as the end of January, although they are not expected to …
BOJ’s policy tweak drew rare government request to adjourn, minutes show
At the Dec. 19-20 meeting, the BOJ kept its ultraeasy monetary policy but shocked markets with a surprise decision to double the movement range around …
Tepco seeks to raise household power prices by 30% from June
The move follows five other Japanese electric utilities that have already applied to raise prices by between 28% and 46% from April due to soaring …
Crucial role: Defense of Taiwan hinges on Japan’s support
Without the use of bases in Japan, the United States would not be able to employ tactical air power in the event of a conflict.

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