| Oct 29, 2007

Ozawa aims for credibility

Ichiro Ozawa’s leadership within the Democratic Party of Japan has become stronger than ever following the party’s resounding victory in the July 29 Upper House election. Even those who had thought his leadership would come to an end with that election are now increasingly ...

| Oct 16, 2007

How long can Fukuda last?

In forming his Cabinet, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda surrounded himself with “heavyweights” of his Liberal Democratic Party — powerful figures who head their respective intraparty factions. Although Fukuda is older than most of them, there is no denying that his lower level of experience ...