The Democratic Party of Japan is in the throes of an identity crisis, a fact not lost on delegates meeting for the party’s annual convention Saturday in Tokyo. The support rate for the DPJ, once considered a viable alternative to the ruling Liberal Democratic ...
With allegations of corruption against economic minister Akira Amari showing no signs of abating, opposition leader Katsuya Okada accuses Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of sharing "grave responsibility" over the scandal.
Top government officials in Tokyo welcome the victory by the ruling bloc-backed candidate in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture's mayoral election, saying it will give momentum to the Futenma base relocation.
In a reversal, the Tokyo High Court determines that the government was not responsible for the 2010 death of a Ghanaian alledgedly subjected to excessive force by immigration authorities while being deported.