Debate still rages over Abe-endorsed WWII drama

Feb 20, 2014

Debate still rages over Abe-endorsed WWII drama

by Mark Schilling

Takashi Yamazaki’s World War II drama “Eien no Zero (The Eternal Zero),” whose pilot hero joins the tokkōtai (kamikaze) suicide squadron in the closing days of the war, has soared to the box office heights since its Dec. 21 release. After ranking No. 1 ...

Is wife Abe's main opposition rival?

Dec 19, 2013

Is wife Abe's main opposition rival?

by Ayako Mie

Akie Abe is Japan's first lady of conviction and action, describing herself as an "opposition force at home" who doesn't shy away from speaking out in public against the policies of her husband, Shinzo.