Stealth tech no given in Japanese sub deal

| Jan 18, 2015

Stealth tech no given in Japanese sub deal

Retired Vice Admiral Masao Kobayashi commanded Japan’s submarine fleet from 2007 to 2009. In a recent interview in Tokyo with The Japan Times, when asked to explain one of the country’s most tightly guarded military secrets, he seemed reflective. Kobayashi pointed to the ceiling ...

Southern All Stars take swipe at Abe

Jan 7, 2015

Southern All Stars take swipe at Abe

Shinzo Abe appeared to be in a good mood at Yokohama Arena on the night of Dec. 28. Dressed in a casual gray sweater and black trousers, the 60-year-old prime minister and his wife, Akie, were taking in a performance by the Southern All ...

DPJ presidential race in focus as party regroups

| Dec 29, 2014

DPJ presidential race in focus as party regroups

The Democratic Party of Japan, the largest opposition force in the Diet, is back in the public spotlight. After longtime veteran and leader Banri Kaieda failed to gain a Diet seat in the Dec. 14 Lower House election and abruptly stepped down from the ...