Mar 5, 2015

Political funding law needs review

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has joined several other members of his Cabinet plus the opposition leader in admitting receipt of donations from businesses that have been granted government subsidies.

DPJ proposes revising law on political donations

Mar 4, 2015

DPJ proposes revising law on political donations

The Democratic Party of Japan on Wednesday proposed revisions to the political funds control law to crack down on political donations from companies receiving state subsidies. It presented the proposal at a meeting of the Diet affairs heads of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ...

Okinawa reversion was moved forward to pave way for Sato's successor

Feb 22, 2015

Okinawa reversion was moved forward to pave way for Sato's successor

The timing of the reversion of Okinawa to Japan from U.S. control in 1972 was negotiated by Tokyo and Washington to encourage a smooth transition of power from then-Prime Minister Eisaku Sato to his intended successor, previously classified U.S. documents show. While Washington initially ...