Menu
Account
Kan Tactless on North Korea
December 13, 2010
Kan Tactless on North Korea
Naoto Kan’s suggestion of an SDF deployment to South Korea in the event of war was badly timed.
Kan Tactless on North Korea
December 13, 2010
What's Taking Ozawa so Long?
Ichiro Ozawa’s failure to explain himself to the Diet over a funding scandal hardly helps the DPJ’s image.
What's Taking Ozawa so Long?
Kan Must Grasp Ozawa Nettle
December 09, 2010
Kan Must Grasp Ozawa Nettle
If Naoto Kan wants to show he’s in control of the DPJ, he first needs to show he’s in control of Ozawa.
Kan Must Grasp Ozawa Nettle
Japan's Hard Green Line
December 08, 2010
Japan's Hard Green Line
Tokyo’s surprising stance at the Cancun meet may stimulate talk. But its own environmental policy is still insufficient.
Japan's Hard Green Line
Asahi to Drop English Daily
December 07, 2010
Asahi to Drop English Daily
Could the switch to online signal the beginning of the end for printed English-language media in Japan?
Asahi to Drop English Daily
Japan's Petty Diet
December 04, 2010
Japan's Petty Diet
The 120th birthday of Japan’s parliament should have been a day of reflection, not an excuse for squabbling.
Japan's Petty Diet
China Blogger Blasts Japan Media
December 01, 2010
China Blogger Blasts Japan Media
Chinese blogger Michael Anti warns that the Japanese media paints a distorted picture of China.
China Blogger Blasts Japan Media
What the Okinawa Poll Means
November 30, 2010
What the Okinawa Poll Means
Did economics trump the Futenma base relocation issue in Sunday’s gubernatorial election?
What the Okinawa Poll Means
Clouds Gather as Budget Passes
November 28, 2010
Clouds Gather as Budget Passes
Naoto Kan manages to get his extra budget passed. But two censure motions overshadow the achievement.
Clouds Gather as Budget Passes
Blushing CNN Bins Scoop
November 26, 2010
Blushing CNN Bins Scoop
CNN misses a chance to be the first outlet for video showing collision between a Chinese trawler and JCG boats.
Blushing CNN Bins Scoop
North Korea Unsettles Japan
November 24, 2010
North Korea Unsettles Japan
Pyongyang’s shelling of a South Korean island poses new domestic and foreign policy questions for Naoto Kan.
North Korea Unsettles Japan
Kan Clears Joker From Deck
November 22, 2010
Kan Clears Joker From Deck
Was Japanese Justice Minister Minoru Yanagida fired over last week’s gaffe? And will more heads roll?
Kan Clears Joker From Deck
November 20, 2010
Kan Looks for Poll Gloom Cure
Naoto Kan takes up blogging in hopes of boosting his DPJ government’s sagging poll ratings.
Kan Looks for Poll Gloom Cure
November 18, 2010
Justice Minister: My Job Is Easy
Justice Minister Minoru Yanagida tells supporters in his Hiroshima constituency that his job is easy.
Justice Minister: My Job Is Easy
LDP’s Pointless Posturing
November 17, 2010
LDP’s Pointless Posturing
Japan’s lower house passes a stimulus package—despite more LDP attempts to obstruct Diet proceedings.
LDP’s Pointless Posturing
DPJ Grey at APEC
November 16, 2010
DPJ Grey at APEC
TPP entry placed on back burner as Naoto Kan gets sidetracked by diplomatic disputes at APEC summit.
DPJ Grey at APEC
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief