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:

Mori denies role in failed stadium bid

Jul 22, 2015

Mori denies role in failed stadium bid

The head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games’ organizing committee referenced soaring construction costs but denied responsibility for the now-rejected National Stadium project.

Abe pulls plug on costly Olympic stadium plan

Jul 17, 2015

Abe pulls plug on costly Olympic stadium plan

To reduce the estimated construction cost of ¥252 billion and ease growing criticism, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the new National Stadium to be built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be redesigned from scratch.

Lower House passes security bills amid protests

Jul 16, 2015

Lower House passes security bills amid protests

Tens of thousands of angry voters in the streets. Opinion polls recording deep-seated public unease. The cause: a pair of security reform bills that will turn the nation’s retiring Self-Defense Forces into a more proactive fighting unit, and the manner in which the government ...