March 11, 2011
Japan Hit by Earthquake
A powerful earthquake measuring at least 7.9 hits northeast Japan and shakes up Tokyo.
March 09, 2011
Japan’s Crisis Opportunity
Arab world unrest has prompted countries to again question their dependency on oil. Japan could cash in.
March 08, 2011
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
Outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara calls for Japan to build nuclear weapons to counter a rising China.
March 06, 2011
Maehara Reportedly Quits
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara reportedly quits Sunday over a 200,000 yen donation.
March 06, 2011
Will Donations Derail Maehara?
Will accounting oversights mean Japan loses the very capable Seiji Maehara as foreign minister.
March 04, 2011
Are A-Bomb Jokes OK?
Quiz show QI caused controversy after jokes about a survivor of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima attacks. Did it go too far?
March 03, 2011
Japan to Slash China Aid?
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara has asked for a review of ODA to China. So what’s behind the rethink?
February 25, 2011
Japan Cracks Down on Dissent
Police have been getting tough on protests over the location of US bases. Is it part of a broader crackdown?
February 24, 2011
Ishihara No Numskull
Clever media manipulation keeps Tokyo’s controversial governor in the spotlight ahead of the gubernatorial poll.
February 22, 2011
Kan Needs to Attack LDP
Japan’s embattled prime minister should remind voters why they booted out the last lot.
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?
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?