The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is already thinking about next year’s local government elections and in order to help their candidates is studying a possible increase in the maximum tax deduction afforded to people who contribute “hometown taxes” (furusato nozei), a system that was implemented in 2008 to help regional municipalities struggling with budget shortfalls. […]
Food companies know that consumers are now sensitive to price increases and use an old solution
In Japan, most eel is consumed on one day of the year.
Japanese companies are good at promoting overseas brands for the Japanese market.
The Chinese have discovered Japanese rice, and it could be a big deal.
People are facing a widening gap between retirement age and the age they are eligible for pensions.
Tourists want two things: to be able to use their smart phones and their credit cards in Japan.