Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne on 1 May 2019 a day after Emperor Akihito's abdication. It is possible that all Japanese will have ten days off from Saturday 27 April to Monday 6 May.
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Europe Considers Hardening Its Soft Power
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Japan Considers Reconstruction Tax Japan Considers Reconstruction Tax
Japan may levy a reconstruction tax as one way to help fund massive rebuilding efforts, the government's top spokesman said, as Japan grapples with paying for the effort without adding to its massive debt.
Japan's PM Abe considers new corporate tax breaks - sources
Japan Considers Buying Chinese Bonds Japan Considers Buying Chinese Bonds
Japan should consider holding Chinese government bonds to strengthen ties with its Asian neighbor, its finance minister said ahead of a planned visit to China by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
Japan Considers Resuming Loans to Myanmar Japan May Resume Loans to Myanmar
The Japanese government is moving toward resuming development loans to Myanmar, joining a global campaign to foster reform—and seek opportunities—in the once-ostracized nation.
Japan's Lixil Considers Buying Germany's Grohe Lixil Eyes Germany's Grohe
Japan's Lixil Group is in advanced talks to buy Germany's Grohe, several people familiar with the deal said, a deal that could value the bathroom-fittings maker slightly above $4 billion.
Japan Pension Fund Considers Role for Outside Board Japan Pension Fund Considers Role for Outside Board
Japan’s government wants to create a board of directors to oversee the country’s $1.1 trillion public pension reserve fund.
Japan Considers Turning to Micro Nuclear Plants Japan Official Seeks Smaller Reactors
As much of Japan looks to a nonnuclear future after the trauma of the March 11 Fukushima disasters, the government minister in charge of national strategy says that a new generation of smaller nuclear reactors might instead be the answer.
Japan considers killing cash by launching own cryptocurrency Authorities in Japan are considering starting a digital currency to be called the J-Coin. By doing so, Tokyo will reduce cash circulation in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
Japan Considers Tighter Rules On Insider Trading Japan Weighs Tighter Insider Rules
Japan's newly appointed banking minister said the government will consider raising fines for insider trading after recent cases yielded only relatively small punishments for the firms involved.
Japan Tobacco Considers Emerging-Markets Deals Japan Tobacco Considers Emerging-Markets Deals
Japan Tobacco is looking to emerging markets as attractive hunting grounds for deals that wouldn't drastically stretch the company's coffers, incoming President Mitsuomi Koizumi said.
Japan Considers Issuing 50-Year Debt for First Time Japan Considers Issuing 50-Year Debt for First Time
Japan is considering issuing 50-year bonds for the first time—the latest sign that ultralow interest rates around the globe are encouraging superlong debt.
Japan Considers Downing Planned North Korea Missile Japan Could Shoot Down North Korean Missile
Japan's Defense Minister said he would consider ordering to shoot down a North Korean missile if it poses a danger to Japan..
Japan Considers Selling State Firms to Fund Rebuilding Japan Considers Sales to Fund Rebuilding
Japan is considering selling shares in state-controlled companies including Japan Post to defray some of the costs of post-quake reconstruction.
Shinzo Abe considers snap election for Japan to shore up power Japanese PM considering whether to capitalise on rising approval ratings
Citigroup Considers Sale of Retail-Banking Business in Japan Citi Weighs Sale of Japan Unit
Citigroup is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, where the U.S. financial giant has had a presence for decades as a leading Western bank, people familiar with the matter said.
SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors.
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Japan Central Bank Considers Offering Brighter Take on Economy After Trump’s Win BOJ Weighs Brighter Take on Economy After Trump Win
Japan’s central bank may raise its assessment of the nation’s economy for the first time since May 2015, after signs the longstanding laggard is getting one of the world’s biggest boosts from Donald Trump’s election win.
Quake-prone Japan considers installing emergency toilets in elevators
Japan Considers Taxes, Bond Issue to Pay for Quake Recovery Effort Japan Considers Funding Recovery
Japan turned its focus to financing reconstruction efforts stemming from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, with ministers Friday floating the possibility of additional bond issuance and a new tax.
Re-entry to Japan within 90 days period as a tourist?
I am a European citizen with Spanish passport and therefore I needed no visa for tourism in Japan. I was given a 90 day period (Sep 16 to max. Dec 15) and within that period I must go to the US for an interview (Nov 30 to Dec 5) My flight back home to Spain is on Dec 14 so it is not an extension of my original period what I am after. I just need to interrupt my holiday for this specific thing and I am afraid of not being able to re-enter, join my (also Spanish) wife again and finish our vacation normally.Is there any objective information about the regulations regarding re-entry for this type of permit?
USA/Japan dual citizen: How do I go USA > China (15 hours transit) > Japan and enter Japan with US passport?
Dual citizen of USA/Japan over the age of 22.What I want to do:Fly USA to China15 hour layover in China (use 72 hour visa-free thingy to see Beijing)Would China care about which passport is used?Enter Japan with US passport so that I can get a tourist visa stamp and get the JR rail passExit Japan within 90 days for an exit stamp on US passport.Not sure if I should enter destination country with US or Japan passport. Maybe there's not really a risk there of showing both if necessary?Go back to Japan and enter with Japanese passport for long term stay.What should I watch out for?I'm very lightly aware of Advance Passenger Information Systems (APIS)...
Can anyone find a picture of NSDAP & KDP Workers eating lunch together in 1932 during Berlin Transit Workers Strike?
What term describes workers that are not “knowledge workers”?
Wikipedia describes a knowledge worker as a worker whose "main capital is knowledge". Examples include engineers, doctors, accountants, software writers etc.
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Indian citizens (2 sisters) want to vacation in Japan for sightseeing. What is required by India and Japan?
My sister and I have always been interested in Japanese culture. We want to plan a 20-day sightseeing trip (no group tours, just us two with our own itinery). We are Indian citizens, living in Goa, India, with current Indian passports. My questions are:Other than a roundtrip air ticket, a Japanese tourist visa, and hotel arrangements, do I need anything else?Will India request that we have to be "sponsored" by someone in Japan, in order to allow us to go to Japan for a vacation? (we do not know anyone in India).Is there a definitive source I can go to research further?(the two travel agencies in Goa, India, say that we have to be "sponsored" by someone in the country we want to visit (ie Japan, USA) in order to vacation in that country. these agencies then say that the sponsors must prove all sorts of financial security and provide all sorts of personal identifying information, such as their (the sponsor's) taxes for the last 3 years, their identification, their bank records, etc). This does not make sense to me. Please advise.
How to purchase Japan train tickets online and also Japan scenic itinerary?
I will be travelling to Japan next month for 10 days and I need to ask 2 questions here:1 Is there any official Japanese website to buy train ticket online?2 What would be the best scenic itinerary starting from Tokyo and ending in Osaka or Tokyo for 10 days?Also my ideal itinerary would be train journey only.