Reiji Yoshida

Reiji Yoshida is a staff writer and deputy manager of the Domestic News Division. Since joining The Japan Times in 1993, he has intensively covered domestic politics, diplomacy and defense issues as well as the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.

For Reiji Yoshida's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

LDP grandee Kunio Hatoyama dead at 67

Jun 22, 2016

LDP grandee Kunio Hatoyama dead at 67

The death was announced Wednesday of veteran lawmaker and former internal affairs minister Kunio Hatoyama. He was 67. The younger brother of former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama hailed from a family studded with politicians. Hatoyama died of duodenal ulceration, according to media reports. In ...

What are the chances of a mass shooting in Japan?

Jun 13, 2016

What are the chances of a mass shooting in Japan?

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has vowed to tighten security to protect Japanese citizens both at home and abroad after a gunman killed scores at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. But exactly how at risk of a mass shooting is Japan? Statistics show ...

Abe delays tax hike weeks before election

Jun 1, 2016

Abe delays tax hike weeks before election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday announced he is pushing back a second-stage hike in the consumption tax, from April next year to October of 2019. During last week’s Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture, the leaders “agreed to employ all available policy ...