Abe keeps core intact in Cabinet shake-up

Sep 3, 2014

Abe keeps core intact in Cabinet shake-up

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday for the first time since returning to office in December 2012, putting together a lineup that features more women but leaves his core ministers intact. With no changes in over 617 days, his previous Cabinet, ...

Sep 3, 2014

Japan and India's China challenge

Japan and India may find themselves talking at cross purposes if Tokyo is seeking closer ties with New Delhi as a means to counterbalance China's growing influence and assertiveness in the region.

Sep 2, 2014

Wrong path to full sovereignty

by Jiro Yamaguchi

The change in the government's long-standing interpretation of Article 9 of the Constitution may lift some restrictions on Japan's use of military force, but Japan will not become a full-fledged sovereign state as long as it has a leader who can neither think autonomously ...

Sep 2, 2014

Modi goes to Japan chasing a foolish crush

by Pankaj Mishra

It is hard not to suspect naivete in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to model India's economy on Japan's postwar achievements. After all, Japan owes much of that economic miracle to America's willingness to open its own markets to Japanese manufacturers while turning ...

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

Sep 1, 2014

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

An estimated 2.35 million people took part in government-led disaster drills Monday, the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated the Tokyo region. The annual exercise was based on a scenario in which a quake with a magnitude of 7.3 and a ...