National Topics

Apr 29, 2015

Governor raps renewed deal on Okinawa base

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Wednesday he felt “strong resentment” toward the reaffirmation by Japanese and U.S. leaders of their plan to relocate a U.S. military base within the island prefecture. Onaga, who was elected last year on an antibase relocation platform, told a ...

Apr 28, 2015

LDP aims to revise Constitution by 2017

by Mizuho Aoki

A key member of the Liberal Democratic Party said Tuesday he wants the party to achieve its long-held goal of revising the Constitution within the next two years, arguing the 69-year-old charter should be updated to adapt to a changing domestic and international environment. ...

Apr 28, 2015

Abe won't attend Russian WWII ceremony

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend an official ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II because of a scheduling conflict, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. He told a news conference ...