The taunting of a female city councilor is a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive for ‘womenomics.’ Mr. Abe wants 30 percent of senior managers to be women by 2020.
Japan’s postwar Constitution renounced war as a right. An advisory group to Prime Minister Abe will suggest amendments Tuesday to enable Japan to militarily defend its interests and those of allies
Prime Minister Abe’s wife, Akie, has become an unusually public first lady – one who is unafraid to share views on everything from LGBT issues to the sales tax that often differ from those of her husband.
Japan is weighing its options after the International Court of Justice ordered a halt to Japan’s whaling program Monday, saying Japan had failed to prove a scientific rationale.
Three years after the tsunami that triggered nuclear meltdown and damaged much of Japan’s northeast, there are still 270,000 displaced people and recovery is slow.
Japan’s launch of a ‘carrier in disguise’ has East Asia pondering the future.
The annual hunt in Taiji began today. US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted her dismay over the ‘inhumaneness’ of ‘drive hunt killing,’ drawing quick response from Japanese officials.
An Okinawa mayor won reelection on a platform opposing the construction of a new US base, challenging US-Japan efforts to boost defenses amid China’s growing military strength.
Tension between the Asian powerhouses grew in 2013. Now, Chinese and Japanese diplomats are comparing each other’s country to the Harry Potter villain.
China’s aggressive moves figure largely in Japan’s new defense strategy. Some worry about nationalism, too.
The US vice president’s visit comes amid rising tensions between Asia’s largest economies, China and Japan, over the former’s air defense zone.
The gadget maker is humbling Japan’s once proud electronics industry, and may kill it.
Japan’s former prime minister shares his regrets over management of the Fukushima disaster.
The World War II era dispute is still sharply relevant today, driving a wedge between Washington’s two biggest allies in Asia. Young Koreans protest outside the Japanese embassy weekly.
A US default might lead China to buy American companies instead of American bonds, some analysts say.
Hiroshima marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the dropping of ‘Little Boy’ on the city. Sixty-eight years later, citizens of Hiroshima and the nation of Japan are considering revising its war-renouncing Constitution.
July’s elections were the first in Japan where online campaigning was permitted, and it was Japan’s Communist Party that is widely seen as having made best use of it.
The former vice president held the job for nearly four years under President Bill Clinton.
The economic reforms put in place by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rest on firmer footing after his party won a comfortable victory in upper house elections Sunday.
Japan announces new nuclear standards, but public skepticism remains after Fukushima.