Hokkaido International Airlines, a troubled airline better known as Air Do, announced Wednesday its new management under President Michimasu Ishiko, a former senior bureaucrat at the Hokkaido prefectural
The Taiheiyo Sangyo president allegedly asked Uchiyama to work on the prefectural
government and make sure that prefectural
officials would not suspend the company's license or impose a lengthy suspension on the company's business.
government is considering calling on governors nationwide and on the governments in prefectures such as Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto, which also have large numbers of cows, to join it in asking for a postponement.
In addition, the government will have prefectural
governments impose 10% more in taxes on a diesel vehicles more than 11 years old, they said.
Currently the Osaka prefectural
government has put off paying its debts and shifts money to the general account as a loan from the fund established to repay its debts.
The approval allows the prefectural
government to raise the tax rate to 10% of nuclear fuel prices from the current 7% and introduce a fresh charge of 6,000 yen per kilogram, raising the effective tax rate to 13.
A suit has been filed against the Osaka bank tax as well and the prefectural
government fears it could be forced to refund banks some 4 billion yen if it loses the suit.
The Kanagawa prefectural
government presented a plan to raise the vehicle tax, imposed on vehicle owners and used mostly to improve roads and related services, by 20% to the prefectural
assembly in July.
The DPJ won seats in six prefectural
assemblies where it had failed to obtain seats in the previous election and won more than 10 seats in each of 13 prefectural
The Miyagi prefectural
government hopes to implement the tax hike in June next year, when the tax rate is subject to its mandated review every five years, according to prefectural
The ordinance stipulates that the prefectural
government will begin collecting bank taxes for the five-year period that began in fiscal 2001.
Among the 47 prefectural
chapters, 21 said they want Ozawa, 63, to head the party while only six said they favor Kan, according to the survey of executives of the local chapters, which was conducted between last Friday and Monday.