Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

Sep 1, 2014

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

An estimated 2.35 million people took part in government-led disaster drills Monday, the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated the Tokyo region. The annual exercise was based on a scenario in which a quake with a magnitude of 7.3 and a ...

Abe faces roadblock this fall

Aug 31, 2014

Abe faces roadblock this fall

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to be approaching a roadblock this fall in the form of defeat in the Okinawa gubernatorial election, possible chaos over the relocation of Futenma air station and mounting sentiment throughout Japan against U.S. military bases.

Aug 30, 2014

Keidanren chief Sakakibara may be tapped for key policy panel

Sadayuki Sakakibara is likely to become the first Keidanren chief to sit on the government’s top economic policy panel in six years, sources close to the matter said. The head of Japan’s most powerful business lobby is likely to be tapped as a private-sector ...