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:

Dec 23, 2014

Hashimoto quits Ishin leadership

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto resigns as co-leader of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) to focus on local elections in the spring, a move likely to further weaken the party's clout at the national level.

Dec 23, 2014

Hashimoto to resign as co-leader of Ishin no To

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto reportedly plans to resign as co-leader of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) to focus on local elections in the spring, a move likely to further weaken the party’s clout at the national level. Ishin no To Secretary-General Ichiro Matsui ...

| Dec 15, 2014

Undecided voters swing Abe's way again

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a gambler, and he won again Sunday night. Based on early results, all media organizations predicted that his Liberal Democratic Party was likely to win around 300 of the Lower House’s 475 seats, which would allow Abe to potentially ...