Mar 17, 2015

Multiparty group to examine LGBT discrimination

A group of lawmakers on Tuesday launched a multiparty caucus to examine discrimination against sexual minorities in a move expected to further intensify debate ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The group, led by Liberal Democratic Party member and former education vice minister Hiroshi ...

Mar 6, 2015

Abe presses forward on collective defense

The Abe administration proposed Friday amending the Self-Defense Forces Law to make it legal to exercise the right to collective self-defense, moving a step closer to the possibility that Japan will use military force even if it is not under direct attack. The expected ...

Opposition assails Abe over Nishikawa resignation

Feb 24, 2015

Opposition assails Abe over Nishikawa resignation

Opposition parties refused Tuesday to convene a scheduled session of the Lower House Budget Committee and instead unleashed a salvo of taunts over the surprise resignation of farm minister Koya Nishikawa the day before. Nishikawa resigned over a donation scandal, and opposition parties took ...