Budget Deliberations Canceled After Abe's Heckling

Budget deliberations canceled after Abe's heckling

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's heckling during a Diet debate has angered opposition parties, leading to the cancellation of budget deliberations in the Lower House Budget Committee scheduled on Thursday.

Abe jeered a lawmaker of the opposition Constitutional Democratic Party during the deliberations of the fiscal 2020 budget at the committee on Wednesday, saying, "Those questions were meaningless."

Japan's Cabinet Approves Record 2020 Budget Plan

Japan's cabinet approves record 2020 budget plan

Japan's Cabinet has approved a record budget for fiscal 2020 that includes ballooning funding for social security programs.

Government officials submitted the draft budget to the regular Diet session on Monday.

Govt. Plans Record Defense Budget For Fy2020

Govt. plans record defense budget for FY2020

Japan is set to increase its defense budget for the eighth consecutive year to a record 5.3 trillion yen, or about 48.6 billion dollars.

The Cabinet on Friday approved the government's budget plan for the fiscal year that begins next April.

Japan Tax Hike Fails To Curb Budget Debt Financing

Japan tax hike fails to curb budget debt financing

Japan's Cabinet has approved the biggest government spending plan on record. The draft budget covers fiscal 2020, which starts in April.

The government raised the consumption tax in October to boost revenue, but that's not enough to significantly reduce new government bond issues.

Us May Ask Allies To Cover Base Budget Diversion

US may ask allies to cover base budget diversion

The US Department of Defense has suggested that allies make up military base budget shortfalls as a result of a planned diversion of funds to build the US-Mexico border wall.

The department has decided to reallocate about 1.8 billion dollars from US military bases in 19 countries.

Record Amount Sought For Japan's Defense Budget

Record amount sought for Japan's defense budget

Japan's Defense Ministry has released its largest-ever budget request for next fiscal year, partly to finance the launch of a space monitoring unit.

The ministry decided at a meeting attended by Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya on Friday to request about 5.3 trillion yen, or about 50 billion dollars, for fiscal 2020, which starts next April. The figure is up 1.2 percent from this year's budget.

Japan Budget Requests To Hit Record High

Japan budget requests to hit record high

Japanese government ministries and agencies are expected to seek a total of about 105 trillion yen, or 990 billion dollars, in budget requests for the next fiscal year. It is the highest figure ever.

The requests will be submitted to the Finance Ministry by Friday.

Defense Budget Aims To Create New Space Unit

Defense budget aims to create new space unit

Japan's Defense Ministry says it has decided to request a budget allocation to create a new space monitoring unit within the Air Self-Defense Force.

The Defense Ministry is set to ask for more than 5.3 trillion yen, or about 49.7 billion dollars, for the fiscal year starting in April 2020.

Defense Ministry To Seek Budget For F-2 Successor

Defense Ministry to seek budget for F-2 successor

Japan's Defense Ministry has decided to submit an estimate of its budget request for the next fiscal year to cover the development of new stealth fighter jets without providing a specific amount.

The Defense Ministry says it will draw up a detailed budget for the fiscal year that starts in April 2020 for the development of jets to succeed the Air Self-Defense Force's current fleet of 91 F-2 aircraft.

Defense Ministry Wants Budget To Boost Space Watch

Defense Ministry wants budget to boost space watch

Japan's Defense Ministry plans to make its largest-ever budget request to boost its space surveillance capabilities.

The ministry is likely to ask for about 5.3 trillion yen, or 50 billion dollars, for its budget for the year that starts in April 2020. The defense program guidelines adopted last year call for boosting Japan's defense capabilities in outer space.

Budget Nintendo Switch Might Be Handheld Only

Budget Nintendo Switch Might Be Handheld Only

The other day it was rumored that Nintendo could be launching two new Switch consoles later this year. One of the rumored models is apparently a cheaper version of the Switch that would make it more appealing to gamers on a budget, and now more details about the alleged model has surfaced.

According to a report from Eurogamer, their sources have told them that the upcoming budget version of the Nintendo Switch could only be available in handheld mode only. This means that instead of being able to connect to a TV via a dock, the budget Switch is meant to be played in handheld mode which sounds like it is being aimed at gamers on the go.

Walmart Reportedly Planning To Launch Its Own Budget Android Tablet

Walmart Reportedly Planning To Launch Its Own Budget Android Tablet


Amazon has seen considerable success with its low-cost Fire tablets and it appears that Walmart wants in on the action as well. A new report claims that the retailer is planning to launch a cheap Android tablet under its in-house ONN brand. The device will be made by a Chinese supplier and is going to be powered by Android.

A spokesperson for Walmart confirmed to Bloomberg that this tablet will be launched under the in-house ONN brand. It’s expected to have functionality which would make the cheap Android tablet a good fit for kids.

2019 Honda Talon 1000r And 1000x First Drive Review | Budget Baja Blasters

2019 Honda Talon 1000R and 1000X First Drive Review | Budget Baja blasters

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Apologies to the talented Honda Powersports design team, but the Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R are — like most side-by-side ATVs — homely contraptions by enthusiast car standards. They look chunky and top-heavy. Plastic bodywork covers plastic fittings inside. The inline two-cylinder engine thuds and whines, sounding a bit like a generator crossed with a moped. They aren't elegant devices, with none of the passion or emotion that radiates out of two-wheeled enthusiast machines like, say, a Triumph Bonneville.

Notice that I haven't said a whit yet about how the Talon twins move, because the first time I barreled into a whoop the size of a foothill at 45 mph and braced for a violent impact that never came, I started scheming, doing some desperate and feverish math. Could I sell my old, tired 4x4 pickup and pull one of these on a trailer with my Subaru track car? Use a Talon as intended, and you have too much fun to sweat the rough edges.