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A DPJ Disenfranchisement
September 03, 2010
A DPJ Disenfranchisement
Japan’s ruling party has not only taken away the people’s vote, it fails to address the key point.
A DPJ Disenfranchisement
DPJ’s Grim Reaper?
August 27, 2010
DPJ’s Grim Reaper?
By running for prime minister, Ichiro Ozawa could tear Japan’s ruling party apart.
DPJ’s Grim Reaper?
August 26, 2010
Ozawa Steps Up
After weeks of speculation, Japan’s political titan has decided to vie for the DPJ leadership.
Ozawa Steps Up
Looming Ozawa Decision
August 25, 2010
Looming Ozawa Decision
Will heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa really stand in the soon-to-come leadership election?
Looming Ozawa Decision
Kan Suffers Election Blow
July 11, 2010
Kan Suffers Election Blow
Japan’s upper house election results are in. Its been a very bad night for the ruling DPJ.
Kan Suffers Election Blow
The Taxing Issue
July 10, 2010
The Taxing Issue
Big party support for a consumption tax hike leaves opposing voters few alternatives.
The Taxing Issue
Economy First for Kan
July 08, 2010
Economy First for Kan
Naoto Kan will need to focus on economic policy first, not foreign policy, Brad Glosserman says.
Economy First for Kan
Election? What Election?
July 07, 2010
Election? What Election?
Don’t expect a big turnout for Japan’s upper house election. The World Cup is more interesting.
Election? What Election?
Want Higher Taxes?
June 24, 2010
Want Higher Taxes?
Naoto Kan wants to raise sales tax by 10%. And he’s getting the opposition fired up.
Want Higher Taxes?
Naoto Kan to be PM
June 04, 2010
Naoto Kan to be PM
Finance Minister Naoto Kan is now set to become Japan’s new prime minister.
Naoto Kan to be PM
Shattered Hopes
June 03, 2010
Shattered Hopes
The decision on Futenma showed national security trumps the views of many Japanese.
Shattered Hopes
More Hatoyama Hindsight
June 02, 2010
More Hatoyama Hindsight
What does Hatoyama’s resignation mean for DPJ prospects in July’s upper house poll?
More Hatoyama Hindsight
Good News or Bad? Both
May 31, 2010
Good News or Bad? Both
The SDP’s leaving the government is bad news for the DPJ, but perhaps good for Japan.
Good News or Bad? Both
Matter of Inheritance
May 20, 2010
Matter of Inheritance
So-called hereditary politicians in Japan are remarkable in their numbers.
Matter of Inheritance
Another Change of Direction
May 19, 2010
Another Change of Direction
A change in highway tolls is delayed. Does this show Japan’s govt flip-flopping on policies again?
Another Change of Direction
Back to Glitz Over Policy
May 12, 2010
Back to Glitz Over Policy
Is the ruling party resorting to tactics of Japan’s superficial political past?
Back to Glitz Over Policy
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