Hate speech law faces uphill battle as snap poll may derail debate

| Nov 17, 2014

Hate speech law faces uphill battle as snap poll may derail debate

Over the past few months, hate speech in Japan and efforts to address the situation with legislation have drawn domestic and international attention. Currently no law bans hate speech. While some local- and national-level politicians have criticized groups like the ultranationalist Zaitokukai when its ...

Republican control of Congress does not mean TPP is a done deal

Nov 5, 2014

Republican control of Congress does not mean TPP is a done deal

While Japanese and U.S. officials expect little change in the U.S.-Japan relationship following Tuesday’s midterm elections, experts are divided on what a Republican-controlled Congress means for Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and, ultimately, for reaching a deal before the 2016 presidential election. A long-standing belief among ...