prime minister's office

VOX POPULI: Bill to guard state secrets slams door on government...
Cabinet members wait for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to start a Cabinet meeting on Oct. 15. The minutes of such meetings will be produced and disclosed to the public after 30 years. (Shogo Koshida)
In the corridors of power, everyone understands the importance of keeping records. I was acutely reminded of this by Kenichi Shimomura's book, "Shusho Kantei de Hataraite...
Tokyo rally protests moves to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa reactors
Demonstrators outside the prime minister’s office in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on Sept. 27 protest moves to restart reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture. (Shinichi Iizuka)
Anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied in central Tokyo on Sept. 27 to oppose Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s moves to restart two reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in...
Mothers pray for nuclear-free Japan on Tanabata Festival day
Mothers and their supporters call for a nuclear-free Japan in front of the prime minister’s office in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on July 7 during Tanabata Festival day. (Satoru Ogawa)
Mothers and their young children celebrated the traditional July 7 Tanabata Festival outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo where they offered up prayers for a...
Anti-nuke activists mark 1st anniversary of weekly protests
Protesters call for an end to the use of nuclear power outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on March 29. (Soichiro Yamamoto)
Anti-nuclear activists gathered outside the prime minister's office on March 29 to call for an end to Japan's dependency on nuclear power and mark the one-year anniversary of...
Weekly anti-nuke protests still going strong, but with far fewer...
Protesters calling for the abolition of nuclear power plants on March 15, the first Friday after the 2nd anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture (Satoru Ogawa)
Anti-nuclear demonstrations that have been a fixture in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Friday nights for nearly a year are still drawing sizable crowds, but...
Opponents of nuclear power vow to continue protests under new...
Anti-nuclear demonstrators protest outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo's Nagatacho district on Dec. 21. (Soichiro Yamamoto)
Anti-nuclear protesters who have been gathering for months each Friday near the prime minister's office continued expressing their opposition Dec. 21 in an effort to underscore ...
Anti-nuclear rallies pass the 6-month mark
Protesters denounce Japan's dependence on nuclear power, during a weekly Friday night rally outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo's Nagatacho district, Sept. 28. (Hiroki Endo)
Anti-nuclear campaigners have demonstrated outside the prime minister's office weekly for six months now, bringing their message to the heart of government.
Anti-nuclear protests signal new activism in Japan
Protesters hold handmade signs and banners criticizing the restart of the Oi nuclear power plant and the government's appointment of a new nuclear regulator in front of the prime minister's office on Aug. 17. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
This is Japan's summer of discontent. Tens of thousands of protesters--the largest demonstrations the country has seen in decades--descend on Tokyo every Friday evening to...
EDITORIAL: Anti-nuke protests offer an opportunity to move...
Anti-nuclear demonstrators gather before the Diet building on July 29. (Jun Ueda)
A myriad of lights cast a soft glow around the Diet building as dusk fell on July 29.
Former Prime Minister Hatoyama joins anti-nuclear demo outside his ...
Yukio Hatoyama addresses a crowd of protesters outside the prime minister's office on July 20. (The Asahi Shimbun)
In a rare move by a former Japanese prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama joined a boisterous anti-nuclear demonstration outside his old office on July 20, a fresh sign that the...
Huge changes occurring in protest techniques in Japan
An aerial shot of the June 29 demonstration against nuclear power held near the Prime Minister's Office (Provided by Tadashii hodo heli no kai [Organization for proper reporting by helicopter])
Where "revolution" could once be defined in Japan as something akin to the violent protests in 1960 against the revision of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, today's growing...
Anti-nuclear protesters put heat on Noda
Protesters, including elderly people, shout opposition to the reactivation in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on July 13. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Fifteen weeks ago, there were only 300 of them. On July 13, according to police estimates, there were 10,000 people in Tokyo’s streets with a single, simple message for Prime ...
VOX POPULI: The utter folly of not telling the truth
What is called "dengon gemu" (message game) in Japanese goes by many different names in English, including broken telephone and Chinese whispers.
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