POLITICS – 7

Apr 18
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is holding his sixth summit with US President Donald Trump. (NHK)

Apr 18
The Ministry of Finance has caused a fresh controversy by asking the victim of an alleged sexual harassment by Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda to cooperate with an investigation into the allegation. (Jiji)

Apr 18
A Japanese opposition party member says a Self-Defense Force officer yelled at him and accused him of being an enemy of the Japanese people. (NHK)

Apr 17
Japan’s top financial bureaucrat has denied a weekly magazine’s allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists, the Finance Ministry said in a report Monday. (Jiji)

Apr 14
Criticism mounted Friday of Japan’s top Finance Ministry bureaucrat after an alleged audio clip of him sexually harassing a female reporter emerged. (Kyodo)

Apr 14
A wave of scandals rocking Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has alarmed the ruling bloc, leading some members to question whether Abe should be reelected Liberal Democratic Party president in an upcoming poll. (Jiji)

Apr 13
Japan’s finance minister admonished his top bureaucrat on Thursday after a magazine reported the official had sexually harassed several female journalists, but he stopped short of imposing any punishment. (Japan Today)

Apr 11
A new document emerged Tuesday over a cronyism scandal involving Kake Educational Institution, saying its plan to open a university veterinary school in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, was a matter related to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Jiji)

Apr 11
A military parachute was found on a tennis court at a junior high school in Tokyo’s Hamura City on Tuesday. (NHK)

Apr 11
As Japan gears up to introduce a departure tax next year in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the Diet on Tuesday enacted legislation to limit the use of revenue from the levy to boosting tourism. (Japan Today)