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India, Japan agrees $50 billion currency swap arrangement

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 15:18

India and Japan on Friday decided to more than treble their currency swap arrangement from USD 15 billion to 50 billion in a move seen as sending an important signal for the rupee.

Japan to tell G20 it will raise sales tax as planned: Finmin

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 08:49

Japan will tell G20 nations at a summit this week that it plans to go ahead with a two-stage sales tax hike from next year, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday.

Japan deputy PM rejects resignation calls over Nazi remarks

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 13:02

Japan`s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister rejected calls for his resignation after stoking international condemnation.

Japan Finance Minister under fire for Nazi comment

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 17:31

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has retracted comments suggesting Japan should follow the Nazi example of how to change the country`s Constitution.

Japan current, incoming Premiers` handover talks

Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009, 13:25

Japan`s incoming prime minister Yukio Hatoyama on Monday met Taro Aso, the conservative leader he ousted in landmark elections, hoping to ensure a smooth transition of government this week.

Japan’s outgoing PM apologises for LDP`s defeat

Last Updated: Friday, September 04, 2009, 15:49

Japan’s outgoing prime minister Taro Aso on visited dozens of industry and other organisations in Tokyo, offering his apologies for his Liberal Democratic Party`s crushing defeat in Sunday`s general election.

Democrats sweep Japan polls after 54 yrs

Last Updated: Monday, August 31, 2009, 00:05

Japan`s ruling party conceded a crushing defeat Sunday after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule.

Candidates make final pitch on eve of Japan election

Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 10:48

Candidates across Japan made their final pitch on Saturday on the eve of an election the opposition looks set to win, giving the untested Democrats the job of tackling record unemployment and a fast-aging society.

Candidates make appeals ahead of Japan elections

Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009, 13:53

Japan`s top political leaders took their appeals directly to the voters across the country on Friday ahead of crucial Parliamentary Elections.

Japan opposition may score landslide win: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 09:52

Japan`s opposition Democratic Party may be headed for a big landslide victory in August 30 General Election, knocking the conservative ruling party out of power for only the second time in 54 years, a newspaper said on Saturday.

Aso and 15 Cabinet ministers won`t visit Yasukuni on Aug 15

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 12:44

PM Taro Aso and 15 ministers in his 17-member Cabinet will likely refrain from visiting Yasukuni Shrine on Saturday.

Japan opposition maintains strong lead ahead of vote: Poll

Last Updated: Monday, August 03, 2009, 13:06

Japan`s main opposition has maintained its strong lead over Prime Minister Taro Aso`s party ahead of Parliamentary Elections on August 30, according to a poll published on Monday.