Sep 1, 2015

Yet another opposition shake-up

The breakup of Ishin no To opens up a new chapter in the saga of the opposition camp, which has remained splintered since the DPJ fell from power in 2012.

Aug 29, 2015

Welcome moms at assemblies

In a democracy, attending political deliberations and assembly meetings should be a right for all citizens, including mothers with babies.

Aug 28, 2015

Dearth of competition in the LDP

The dearth of any challenge to Shinzo Abe's leadership from within the LDP is disappointing given that many of his key policies are being questioned by the public.

Aug 27, 2015

A deal between the Koreas

The agreement reached on Tuesday to continue talks between the two Koreas is one of the few reasons for hope that has materialized on the peninsula for quite some time.

Aug 26, 2015

Sources of turbulence not gone

Developments in the Chinese economy need to be closely watched not just for their stock market repercussions but also for their impact on Japan's growth.

Aug 25, 2015

Defense Ministry internal document

The Abe administration needs to provide sufficient explanations on the SDF's activities and operations related to the bills to the Diet to prevent the SDF from making decisions while keeping the Diet and the public in the dark.