Ex-leaders revive no-nukes crusade

May 7, 2014

Ex-leaders revive no-nukes crusade

Three months after his defeat in the Tokyo gubernatorial race, former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa has teamed up once again with fellow ex-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to renew their effort to abolish nuclear power, even as the central government takes steps to revive it. ...

Silk mill took Japan to global level

| May 5, 2014

Silk mill took Japan to global level

The historic Tomioka Silk Mill in Gunma Prefecture and its related facilities are expected to become UNESCO World Heritage sites next month. The redbrick factory from the Meiji Era will be the 18th World Heritage property in Japan if UNESCO officially accepts its endorsement ...

Defensive realignment with U.S. a balancing act for Abe

Apr 22, 2014

Defensive realignment with U.S. a balancing act for Abe

For Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, exercising the right to collective self-defense will help Japan become what he calls a “normal” country on a more equal footing with the United States. His push comes as Japan and the U.S. are scheduled to revise their defense ...

TPP talks still on track: top Republican

Apr 22, 2014

TPP talks still on track: top Republican

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday said negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact are still on track despite staunch opposition from both the Senate and the House to grant President Barack Obama fast-track authority. “The members of the House of Representatives ...

Raise corporate profile of women, confab urges

Apr 18, 2014

Raise corporate profile of women, confab urges

A two-day international conference aiming to empower women kicked off Friday in Tokyo with a call for companies and the government to foster more female executives — an area of gender equality where Japan greatly lags behind the global norm. The fourth Women’s International ...