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 ...

Diet ranks call for whaling to continue, feast to defy ICJ ruling

Apr 16, 2014

Diet ranks call for whaling to continue, feast to defy ICJ ruling

The Lower House committee on agriculture and fisheries unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday to demand that the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continue to allow the country to hunt whales. Doing so would be in defiance of the International Court of Justice, which ...

Apr 7, 2014

LDP gropes for clarity on collective defense rewrite

The Liberal Democratic Party is moving ahead fast in talks to lift the nation’s self-imposed restrictions on collective self-defense as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues his quest for a more proactive role in the Japan-U.S. alliance. LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba said new laws will ...

Abe ready for full-on military drive

| Mar 27, 2014

Abe ready for full-on military drive

With the launch next Monday of a special intraparty panel directly under his lead, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party are ready to kick off their full-fledged drive to reinterpret the Constitution to allow Japan to help defend its allies. ...