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


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.