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Japan‘s leaders tout $92 billion fiscal plan

Japan‘s leaders tout $92 billion fiscal plan

Japan‘s ruling coalition lawmakers have called for an extra budget that would include $92 billion in spending to support slowing growth, party officials said on Thursday, raising worries about straining public finances. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Photo: IC The agreement, made in a meeting between senior officials of Japan‘s ruling coalition on Wednesday, highlights the concern among lawmakers about […]

by November 23, 2019
Pontiff expected to call for ban on nuclear weapons

Pontiff expected to call for ban on nuclear weapons

Pope Francis, who years ago hoped to be a missionary in Japan, travels to the sites of the world‘s only atomic attacks this week seeking a ban on nuclear weapons. A vendor holds souvenir bands for Pope Francis‘ visit for sale outside the Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday. The November 20-23 Bangkok trip will see Pope Francis meet […]

by November 19, 2019
Japan monarch ends throne rituals

Japan monarch ends throne rituals

Japan‘s Emperor Naruhito Photo: IC In the chill pre-dawn hours of Friday, Japan‘s Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe his family descends, completing the rituals of his accession. The Daijosai rite, centered on the goddess Amaterasu Omikami, began soon after sunset on Thursday and […]

by November 17, 2019