Dec 20, 2013

LDP eyes bill to probe land owners

The Liberal Democratic Party has drawn up a legislative outline to investigate people who own land related to defense facilities or on remote islands near Japan’s borders, officials said. The ruling party plans to submit the legislation as a lawmaker-initiated bill when the Diet ...

Dec 18, 2013

WTO breakthrough in Bali

Meeting with trade ministers in Bali, Indonesia, the World Trade Organization has concluded its first trade reform agreement despite last-minute threats from Cuba and India. It is a moment to savor, but it is just a start.