Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind

Jun 18, 2016

Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has outlasted those that scoffed at his return to power as leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party in 2012. And yet while the prime minister appears to have established himself as an increasingly dominant force in domestic politics over ...

SEALDs, others rally in Tokyo against security laws

Jun 5, 2016

SEALDs, others rally in Tokyo against security laws

Groups of students and citizens opposed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s security legislation staged a major protest near the Diet on Sunday in the lead-up to the July 10 Upper House election. The rally’s participants demanded that the national security laws, which allow Japan ...