Governor Inose, The Face of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Bid, Resigns Over Loan Scandal
December 19, 2013
Governor Inose, The Face of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Bid, Resigns Over Loan Scandal
Writer-turned-politician steps down after unreported $480,000 “personal” loan called into question.
Governor Inose, The Face of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Bid, Resigns Over Loan Scandal
Japan’s Clumsy Perception Management
October 10, 2013
Japan’s Clumsy Perception Management
Japan’s security policies are widely misunderstood. With some better prioritizing, Abe could help correct that.
Japan’s Clumsy Perception Management
A Referendum for Japan
November 27, 2012
A Referendum for Japan
Does any party have the ideas and vision needed to help Tokyo overcome its myriad challenges?
A Referendum for Japan
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
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
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?
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
LDP Not Playing Ball
November 02, 2010
LDP Not Playing Ball
Japan’s main opposition party could ultimately harm its own interests through its relentless criticism of the government.
LDP Not Playing Ball
July 28, 2010
DPJ ‘Riding Roughshod’
Leader of Japan’s main opposition party accuses the ruling parties of inconsiderate governance.
DPJ ‘Riding Roughshod’
Through Kan’s Fingers
July 13, 2010
Through Kan’s Fingers
Now, the question looms even larger. Was Kan the right choice to replace Hatoyama?
Through Kan’s Fingers
Not Your Average Election
June 30, 2010
Not Your Average Election
There’s a lot at stake for all players in Japan’s upcoming mid-term election.
Not Your Average Election
Tanigaki: Political Martyr?
June 15, 2010
Tanigaki: Political Martyr?
Does Japan’s opposition party leader plan to live or die by electoral sword?
Tanigaki: Political Martyr?
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