Old LDP nemesis rides comeback trail to Tokyo

Jan 22, 2014

Old LDP nemesis rides comeback trail to Tokyo

Morihiro Hosokawa, the former prime minister who rocked and transformed Japanese politics in the early 1990s, is back, this time as a leading candidate for Tokyo governor, running as an anti-nuclear crusader seeking the abolishment of all atomic power plants. But questions linger about ...

Mirrorless cameras offer glimmer of hope to makers

Dec 30, 2013

Mirrorless cameras offer glimmer of hope to makers

Japan, once a leader in manufacturing, has lost its competitive edge in various electronics products, including televisions, video recorders and portable music players. Now it may be poised to concede one of its long-time strongholds: the digital still camera market. Japan reportedly held 80 ...

Nakaima cuts deal with Abe

Dec 25, 2013

Nakaima cuts deal with Abe

Tokyo agrees to launch negotiations with Washington on a new pact that would effectively revise the framework for keeping U.S. forces in Okinawa.

Defense spending hike covers pay: ministry

Dec 24, 2013

Defense spending hike covers pay: ministry

The Abe administration’s draft budget adopted Tuesday includes ¥4.88 trillion in defense spending in fiscal 2014, a 2.8 percent increase from this year. But the Finance Ministry said most of this year’s increase is a result of the termination of special temporary salary cuts ...