EDITORIAL: Voters can judge Abe’s stance toward Constitution, nuclear power
Prime Minister Shizo Abe on Nov. 21 dissolved the Lower House for a snap election on Dec. 14, with the official campaign period starting on Dec. 2.
VOX POPULI: Snap election a costly exercise in futility if real judgment of people not sought
Dry leaves swirling in the wintry winds form a familiar urban backdrop when year-end Jumbo Takarakuji lottery tickets go on sale nationwide. This year, the tickets went on sale Nov. ...
Francis Fukuyama (Photo by Yuko Lanham)
INTERVIEW/ Francis Fukuyama: Political polarization stymies U.S....
Noted U.S. political scientist Francis Fukuyama said he does not expect to see meaningful reforms in the United States in the next six years due to political polarization despite any Republican Party gains in midterm elections.
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enters the prime minister’s office on the morning of Nov. 21. (The Asahi Shimbun)
EDITORIAL: Abe’s snap election is not a ‘reset button’ to...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to dissolve the Lower House on Nov. 21 for a snap election.
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EDITORIAL: Abe's patently self-serving, short-circuited election...
EDITORIAL: Government needs to adjust economic policy after weak...
EDITORIAL: Postponed tax hike should not derail social security...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko share an umbrella in July 2013 on their visit to Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: As Japan ages, more couples celebrating 80th birthdays ...
The expression "aiai-gasa" is said to date to the Edo Period (1603-1867). It denotes a man and a woman in a romantic relationship sharing an umbrella, and can also refer to stylized drawings of an umbrella with the couple's...
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Tourists crowd the River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (Ryosuke Ono)
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COMMENTARY: China should reduce its nuclear arsenal
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