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:

Imperial abdication committee holds first meeting

Oct 17, 2016

Imperial abdication committee holds first meeting

A government advisory panel met Monday for the first time to discuss measures to reduce Emperor Akihito’s public duties, with the central issue expected to be whether and how an emperor should be allowed to abdicate due to advanced age. There is no provision ...

Japan and Mongolia agree to strengthen ties further

/ Oct 15, 2016

Japan and Mongolia agree to strengthen ties further

Mongolian Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Friday during talks in Tokyo to accelerate ongoing efforts to draw up a 2017-21 action plan to strengthen bilateral ties. Erdenebat chose Japan as the destination of his first diplomatic tour after he ...

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 ...