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:

Navigating succession under Japan's Imperial system

Jul 22, 2016

Navigating succession under Japan's Imperial system

Emperor Akihito’s reported intention to abdicate in a few years because of his advanced age has shocked the nation, made headlines and triggered discussion among intellectuals on how the Imperial throne should be succeeded. But since the first report surfaced earlier this month, Imperial ...

Nationalist leader predicts constitutional revision in 10 years

Jul 13, 2016

Nationalist leader predicts constitutional revision in 10 years

The head of the country’s largest nationalist lobby group told reporters Wednesday that he believes Japan’s pacifist Constitution will be revised in 10 years and that the country will turn into “a normal nation” thanks to the results of Sunday’s Upper House election. “For ...