Las Vegas Firm Wants to Make Japan Asia’s Next Gambling Destination
February 25, 2014
Las Vegas Firm Wants to Make Japan Asia’s Next Gambling Destination
Billionaire CEO of Las Vegas Sands “will spend whatever it takes” to enter the Japanese market.
Las Vegas Firm Wants to Make Japan Asia’s Next Gambling Destination
Japanese Government Panel Likely To Recommend Lifting Collective Defense Ban
February 05, 2014
Japanese Government Panel Likely To Recommend Lifting Collective Defense Ban
A Japanese government panel will recommend that Japan remove its ban on collective self-defense.
Japanese Government Panel Likely To Recommend Lifting Collective Defense Ban
Japan's State Secrets Bill Polarizes Society
November 28, 2013
Japan's State Secrets Bill Polarizes Society
The state secrets protection bill will punish leakers with up to 10 years in prison and a 10 million yen fine.
Japan's State Secrets Bill Polarizes Society
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
October 31, 2013
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
Abe panel suggests that utility is unfit to decommission the stricken plant.
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
July 24, 2013
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
Shinzo Abe gets the Upper House victory he wanted, and then moves to reassure voters as to his intentions.
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
Japan’s Upper House Election
July 09, 2013
Japan’s Upper House Election
As campaigning gets underway for this month’s Upper House election in Japan, Shinzo Abe’s ruling LDP appears well placed.
Japan’s Upper House Election
Shinzo Abe Returns As Japan’s Prime Minister
December 26, 2012
Shinzo Abe Returns As Japan’s Prime Minister
Facing a tough economy, demographic challenges and a rising China, Japan’s parliament makes it official.
Shinzo Abe Returns As Japan’s Prime Minister
The Bullies of Beijing: China's Image Problem
December 15, 2012
The Bullies of Beijing: China's Image Problem
Actions by the People’s Republic — intentional or not — have created the worst regional environment for China since Tiananmen.
The Bullies of Beijing: China's Image Problem
Japan’s Future in the Balance
November 03, 2011
Japan’s Future in the Balance
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has a chance to rescue Japan’s economy with a key free trade agreement. Failure to seize it could result in terminal decline.
Japan’s Future in the Balance
Building a New DPJ
August 30, 2011
Building a New DPJ
Yoshihiko Noda faces plenty of challenges as Japan’s new prime minister. The most immediate is choosing his new government.
Building a New DPJ
Japan’s Poisoned Chalice
August 30, 2011
Japan’s Poisoned Chalice
New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda faces a deeply divided party and dysfunctional system.
Japan’s Poisoned Chalice
Japan and South Korea’s Rocky Row
August 12, 2011
Japan and South Korea’s Rocky Row
Reports that Japan is considering taking the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute to the ICJ risk further inflaming tensions with South Korea. Neither side seems likely to give in.
Japan and South Korea’s Rocky Row
Dokdo Row Flares Again
August 02, 2011
Dokdo Row Flares Again
An ongoing territorial row between Japan and South Korea over the Dokdo/Takeshima islets heats up again.
Dokdo Row Flares Again
Kan Holding On, for Now
June 06, 2011
Kan Holding On, for Now
Naoto Kan survives a no-confidence motion following a deal with a former premier. But his days are now numbered.
Kan Holding On, for Now
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
May 26, 2011
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
Despite the unpopularity of Naoto Kan and his government, the Japanese public has remained relatively quiet.
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
Japan’s Political Tremors
March 30, 2011
Japan’s Political Tremors
The earthquake and tsunami were preceded by major tremors in the country’s political system. Their continuation will help shape post-disaster Japan.
Japan’s Political Tremors
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