Apr 17, 2014

Cabinet gets Diet OK to use cellphones during crises

Cabinet members may now use cellphones, smartphones and tablet computers to receive emergency notifications from their secretaries during Diet sessions, the Lower House decided Thursday. The use of high-tech gadgets was officially forbidden during Diet sessions, but Cabinet members can now use smartphones to ...

Apr 11, 2014

Ishihara cool to merger overture by Yui no To

Kenji Eda, president of minor opposition party Yui no To, met Friday with Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Shintaro Ishihara to explore ways for a possible merger but was told such talks should not be held until June 22, when the ...

Apr 10, 2014

Tokyo TPP talks end in stalemate

Two days of trade talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership fail to narrow U.S. and Japanese differences on the pact, casting a shadow over the upcoming summit.

Suga again denies revisionism

Mar 24, 2014

Suga again denies revisionism

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga denies speculation that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a key aide's proposal to issue a new government statement on the "comfort women" issue.