National Topics

Aug 25, 2014

LDP lawmakers jockey for Cabinet posts ahead of reshuffle

Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers with interests in specific industries are competing to win related ministerial posts in the Cabinet reshuffle Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is slated to conduct on Sept. 3. Among these are the defense, agriculture and education portfolios. Intraparty factions with aspiring ...

Thousands march on Henoko base site

Aug 23, 2014

Thousands march on Henoko base site

by Jon Mitchell

More than 3,500 demonstrators marched to U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on Saturday in the largest show of anger to date against the new American base being built off Henoko Bay to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in crowded ...