| May 28, 2014

U.S. legal wins bolster same-sex marriage

One after another, U.S. judges are declaring it’s too late to turn back on the topic of same-sex marriage. An unbroken string of state and federal court rulings in support of gay and lesbian unions covers every region of the country, including the conservative ...

Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push

| May 22, 2014

Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push

by Eric Johnston

Wednesday’s court ruling blocking restarts of the No. 3 and 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant may embolden opponents of nuclear power nationwide. It creates a legal precedent and could fuel resistance to restarts, throwing into question whether the administration of ...

| May 21, 2014

TPP talks progress, no completion

by Kayo Mimizuka

A broad Pacific trade accord appears nowhere in sight after ministers from 12 countries failed to specify a timeline for striking a deal, despite the efforts of Japan and the United States to inject impetus by highlighting the progress they made on tariffs in ...