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Japan's Creaking Pension System Could Deal Abe Election Blow

Japan's Creaking Pension System Could Deal Abe Election Blow

Nagging doubts about how much money retirees need have erupted into Japanese public debate, potentially hurting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in national elections for parliament’s upper house next month.
The Man Who Inherited Australia's Downturn Just Isn't That Fazed

The Man Who Inherited Australia's Downturn Just Isn't That Fazed

Josh Frydenberg mulled a tennis career before going on to study economics and law, earn degrees from Oxford and Harvard Universities, and vault up the ranks of the Liberal Party. His latest challenge:
Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

Trump’s Treasury secretary has pushed tax cuts and sanctions and has learned to keep his head down in the trade war.
Mnuchin's Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely Target at G-20

Mnuchin's Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely Target at G-20

U.S. Treasury Department officials have gone from economic diplomats to trade warriors, a shift that leaves Secretary Steven Mnuchin once again exposed to broadsides from global counterparts at a

Japan's Finance Minister Balks at Changing Crypto Tax Rules

Japan's top financial official is cautious about the idea of his nation changing how it taxes gains from cryptocurrencies.

Trade War Watch: Japan Gets Vocal Over U.S. Tariff Threats

While the Japanese government has walked on eggshells when discussing trade issues that are transforming the globe into an angry beehive, the nation’s automakers have been more forthright. However,
Trump Gets a Lot Out of Trade Wars. The U.S. Gets Less

Trump Gets a Lot Out of Trade Wars. The U.S. Gets Less

For political advantage, the president is isolating America from its allies, bolstering China, and threatening a world economic order crafted by Washington seven decades ago.

Japan Finance Minister Takes One-Year Pay Cut

Tokyo (AP) -- Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has taken a voluntary one-year salary cut after 20 officials were penalized for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to
U.S. Isolated at ‘G-6 Plus 1’ as Divisions Sap Western Alliance

U.S. Isolated at ‘G-6 Plus 1’ as Divisions Sap Western Alliance

The U.S.’s closest allies warned protectionist measures taken by the Trump administration threaten to create deep fissures in the Western economic alliance that end up isolating the Americans.
The sexist comments that show Japanese politicians are stuck in the dark ages

The sexist comments that show Japanese politicians are stuck in the dark ages

Last month, the #MeToo movement finally got underway in Japan, as allegations of sexual misconduct against a top finance ministry official prompted more and more…
These Are the Groups Deciding Whether Japan's Abe Stays or Goes

These Are the Groups Deciding Whether Japan's Abe Stays or Goes

The prime minister’s support has been battered by a series of scandals.
Scandals Keep Hitting Japan's Finance Ministry, With Abe at Risk

Scandals Keep Hitting Japan's Finance Ministry, With Abe at Risk

The day after playing golf with Donald Trump this month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was no doubt looking forward to some good press to bolster his falling approval rating. Instead, most papers
Scandals Drag Support for Japan's Prime Minister to New Low

Scandals Drag Support for Japan's Prime Minister to New Low

Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fell to a new low in a poll published Monday, as a series of scandals continued to weigh on his government’s credibility.
U.S. Hints at China Truce as World Warns of Trade-War Threat

U.S. Hints at China Truce as World Warns of Trade-War Threat

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s considering a trip to China amid a trade dispute with Beijing that finance chiefs warn could derail the global economic upswing.
Trump Hails ‘Big Progress’ as Kim Vows to Extend Freeze on Tests

Trump Hails ‘Big Progress’ as Kim Vows to Extend Freeze on Tests

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed “big progress” as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to halt nuclear testing.
Aso Brings Little Home From G-20 Amid Calls to Resign

Aso Brings Little Home From G-20 Amid Calls to Resign

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso won’t have an easy homecoming.
U.S., Japan Clearly Differ on Trade Policy, Japan's Aso Says

U.S., Japan Clearly Differ on Trade Policy, Japan's Aso Says

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that protectionism isn’t good, adding to tensions over trade policy between the two global economic powers.
North Korea Set to Mothball Nuclear Site, Suspend Missile Tests

North Korea Set to Mothball Nuclear Site, Suspend Missile Tests

North Korea has achieved its goal of developing a nuclear arsenal and is suspending further tests of atomic weapons or intercontinental ballistic missiles, its state-run media reported, citing leader
On Sexual Harassment Complaint, Japan's Aso Objects to Font Size

On Sexual Harassment Complaint, Japan's Aso Objects to Font Size

When asked about a complaint from a TV station that the most senior official at his ministry sexually harassed a reporter, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said the font used on the complaint letter
Abe Gets Little From Trump to Douse Japan Scandal Firestorm

Abe Gets Little From Trump to Douse Japan Scandal Firestorm

The Japanese prime minister has little to take home to distract voters from the scandals encircling his administration.