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:

Abe pitches high-speed rail during talks with Singapore PM

Sep 29, 2016

Abe pitches high-speed rail during talks with Singapore PM

High-speed rail and the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement were among key topics discussed during a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Tokyo on Wednesday. The pair spoke about the possible introduction of Japan’s high-speed railway ...

Abe's initiation of Diet ovation for SDF criticized

Sep 28, 2016

Abe's initiation of Diet ovation for SDF criticized

Standing ovations during speeches are standard in many Western parliaments. But controversy has erupted after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, delivering a key policy speech Tuesday, set off an ovation for the police and the Self-Defense Forces. Modesty and humility are valued in Japan, and ...