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Kan Needs to Attack LDP
February 22, 2011
Kan Needs to Attack LDP
Japan’s embattled prime minister should remind voters why they booted out the last lot.
Kan Needs to Attack LDP
Way Out for Japan's Whaling?
February 21, 2011
Way Out for Japan's Whaling?
Does the excuse afforded by Sea Shepherd harrying give Japan a way of backing out of its whaling activities?
Way Out for Japan's Whaling?
Why Did Japan Suspend Whaling?
February 17, 2011
Why Did Japan Suspend Whaling?
Tokyo claims safety concerns over Sea Shepherd attacks prompted it to halt whaling. But is it about economics?
Why Did Japan Suspend Whaling?
A Blow for Girl Power?
February 15, 2011
A Blow for Girl Power?
Japan disappoints in many gender equality rankings. Is a small Valentine’s Day revolution a sign of change?
A Blow for Girl Power?
Kan Should Ignore Polls
February 14, 2011
Kan Should Ignore Polls
Naoto Kan should ignore a new opinion poll that shows support for his Cabinet at under 20 percent.
Kan Should Ignore Polls
February 11, 2011
Few Clues Over Tokyo Poll
Despite there being only two months until Tokyo’s gubernatorial poll, there’s so far only one official candidate.
Few Clues Over Tokyo Poll
Another Okinawa Battle
February 09, 2011
Another Okinawa Battle
Renewed construction in Okinawa has reignited debate over the US military. But is the time for talk over?
Another Okinawa Battle
Sumo in a Fix
February 06, 2011
Sumo in a Fix
New evidence of match-fixing and the cancellation of the spring tournament further tarnish the sport’s battered image.
Sumo in a Fix
Hatoyama Blasts Kan Policy
February 02, 2011
Hatoyama Blasts Kan Policy
Japan’s ex-prime minister says Japan should focus on improving Asian ties, and criticizes the latest Cabinet reshuffle.
Hatoyama Blasts Kan Policy
The Child Abduction Debate
February 01, 2011
The Child Abduction Debate
Japan’s custody laws make it tough for foreign fathers to see their bi-racial children. Is this set to change?
The Child Abduction Debate
The Emperor Taboo
January 31, 2011
The Emperor Taboo
Discussion of the role of Japan’s Imperial family is still a tricky subject for Japan’s media. It shouldn’t be.
The Emperor Taboo
The Rising Costs of War
January 28, 2011
The Rising Costs of War
US defence spending has risen 63 percent in the last decade. Will Japan be expected to help foot more of the bill?
The Rising Costs of War
January 27, 2011
Hawker Accused Book Published
Tatsuya Ichihashi’s account of his life after the murder of Lindsay Hawker raises moral and legal questions.
Hawker Accused Book Published
What the Greenpeace Case Says
January 26, 2011
What the Greenpeace Case Says
The case of two Japanese Greenpeace activists should be about a lot more than just trespassing and theft.
What the Greenpeace Case Says
January 25, 2011
Power Before the People?
Japan’s problems didn’t begin with the DPJ. If elections are to mean anything, a party needs a fair crack at the whip.
Power Before the People?
Plugging Japan's Debt Hole
January 23, 2011
Plugging Japan's Debt Hole
The govt needs to be more creative in tackling debt. Consumption tax exemptions could be a start.
Plugging Japan's Debt Hole
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