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January 13, 2011

Japan’s 1st Lady: ‘Kan Won’t Quit’

Nobuko Kan says her husband wants to change Japan for the better—and she’ll be supporting him with tough love.

Japan’s Leadership Lifeline?
January 12, 2011

Japan’s Leadership Lifeline?

Should the DPJ introduce four-year terms for its party presidents in an effort to reduce the short-termism mentality?

Kan Shouldn’t Ditch Sengoku
January 08, 2011

Kan Shouldn’t Ditch Sengoku

By keeping his right-hand man in the Cabinet, Kan can send a strong message that he won’t be blackmailed.

Kan Sets 2011 Agenda
January 05, 2011

Kan Sets 2011 Agenda

The Japanese PM has set out three principles to guide his government in the New Year. But will he choke?

If Japan had Channelled FDR...
December 30, 2010

If Japan had Channelled FDR...

The DPJ missed a chance to transform how Japan is governed, says Tobias Harris in the third in our series of end of year interviews.

Ozawa Relents, Will Testify
December 28, 2010

Ozawa Relents, Will Testify

Ruling party kingmaker Ichiro Ozawa is seemingly pressured into appearing before the Diet. But what’s in it for him?

Less Power Please?
December 24, 2010

Less Power Please?

Plans released this week for reforming the House of Councillors struggle to see the wood from the trees.

December 20, 2010

Ichiro Ozawa Won't Change Tune

DPJ bruiser Ichiro Ozawa still won’t testify despite Kan’s overtures. Is he preparing to leave the party?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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