May 02, 2015
Dozens of high school students descended on Tokyo's political nerve center for a lesson in the dog-eat-dog world of politics.
May 02, 2015
Japan's conservative ruling party is gearing up for a new push to achieve its long-sought goal of revising the country's U.S.-drafted postwar Constitution. Its first challenge: ...
April 22, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, reached agreement April 21 on the last pending issue concerning the planned national security...
April 21, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has recently been acting in an outrageous manner in dealing with dissenting opinions.
April 18, 2015
A ruling party committee summoned executives from two major TV stations April 17, but it was clear the members were targeting only TV Asahi over a program that drew the ire of...
April 17, 2015
TV programs whose appropriateness has been questioned certainly contained problems. But that doesn’t mean the powers that be should be allowed to casually take action that...
April 12, 2015
Incumbents triumphed in all 10 gubernatorial elections held nationwide on April 12, sending a sigh of relief through the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and...
April 11, 2015
The ruling party sent a letter to a TV station complaining about a news program's report on "Abenomics" after it called for neutrality in reporting during the run-up to the...
April 10, 2015
The government explained its hesitation in joining a China-led financial institution, citing its intent to use possible membership as a political bargaining chip, but some...
April 09, 2015
Japan and the United States are using discussions on revisions to defense cooperation guidelines to address their respective domestic and security concerns.
April 03, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is pushing a policy of heightening Japan’s dependence on nuclear energy but has buried this stance under a calculation trick.
March 31, 2015
Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister of Singapore who is called the founding father of the city state, died on March 23. He was 91.
March 26, 2015
Japan's conservative ruling party expressed wariness of moves by a local government in Tokyo to issue certificates recognizing same-sex marriages.
March 24, 2015
BEIJING--Japan and China agreed to bury the hatchet and resume exchanges of senior lawmakers, with the proviso that both sides avoid provocative behavior in this 70th...
March 21, 2015
In the 61 years they have been in existence, the Self-Defense Forces have operated based on an exclusively defense-oriented policy.
March 19, 2015
The ruling coalition parties have cleared one of the many hurdles toward adopting a bolder security policy that would expand Self-Defense Forces’ missions abroad and allow...
March 17, 2015
To avoid a repeat of the Russian anti-gay law controversy at last year's Sochi Games, lawmakers established a group on March 17 to rid Japan of discrimination against sexual...
March 11, 2015
The No. 2 man in the ruling party expressed wariness over a Tokyo ward’s plan to certify same-sex relationships, but the main opposition party’s policy chief lauded it as a ...
March 06, 2015
The agriculture parliamentary vice minister and a married lawmaker apologized after a weekly magazine published a photo of them kissing in public after a party in Tokyo’s...
March 06, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe most certainly has strong feelings about the statement he will release in August, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.