Nov 28, 2016

Ruling parties agree on two-week Diet extension

The ruling coalition decided on Monday to extend the extraordinary Diet session by two weeks, giving itself a window to pass bills on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and pension reform before the legislature closes for the year. The extension means the extra session ...

Nov 15, 2016

The vast Eurasian hinterland

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Prime Minister Abe is employing his new concept of "Eurasia" to identify in more strategic ways than ever the mutually complementary aspects of Japan and Russia's geopolitical positions.