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 ...

Jul 2, 2015

Okinawa governor hits back after new gaffe by LDP lawmaker

The Cabinet is dealing with another headache after a right-leaning Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker sparked renewed outrage in Okinawa by accusing authorities there of rabble-rousing during a recent visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Minoru Kihara, who was dismissed last week as head of ...