Constitution defender Okudaira dies at 85

Jan 30, 2015

Constitution defender Okudaira dies at 85

Yasuhiro Okudaira, a founding member of the Article 9 Association for defending the Constitution, died of a heart attack at his home in Tokyo early Monday, the association said Friday. He was 85. Okudaira was a professor of law at the University of Tokyo ...

Yemen president, Shiite militia agree on deal to end crisis

Jan 22, 2015

Yemen president, Shiite militia agree on deal to end crisis

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi and the country’s powerful Shiite militia agreed Wednesday to end a deadly confrontation that had raised fears the impoverished but strategic country might descend into chaos. The militia, known as Huthis, seized almost full control of the capital Sanaa ...

Jan 6, 2015

LDP sets out how it might revise Constitution

The Liberal Democratic Party will step up efforts this year to revise the Constitution, a long-cherished goal of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. To lay the groundwork, the LDP hopes to start talks with other parties as early as March. This will produce a draft ...

Dec 17, 2014

55% do not support Abe's security policies, poll shows

More than half of the respondents to a Kyodo News opinion poll do not support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s handling of security policies, which include allowing the nation to begin aiding allies under armed attack, despite the ruling bloc’s victory in Sunday’s election. The ...