Jan 24, 2014

Opposition needs unified agenda

There are budding moves to reorganize Japan's fragmented political opposition to create a new force that can stand up to the giant ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party.

Naoto Kan speaks out

| Aug 31, 2013

Naoto Kan speaks out


Naoto Kan took his first steps in the world of politics around 40 years ago as a pugnacious citizen-activist, admonishing those with power as only those without it can. He likes to say he’s the same man now, but of course there’s an irony ...

Jul 3, 2013

DPJ ruins chance at power reform

The multipartisan anti-bullying law enacted by the Diet is no panacea for the nation's schools as it fails to take into account all aspects of the bullying problem.