Jan 29, 2016

Japan, Iran to sign investment act next week

Japan and Iran are expected to sign a bilateral investment treaty next week, sources said Thursday. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Iranian Economic Affairs and Finance Minister Ali Tayyebnia will sign the pact during a ceremony in Japan, the sources said. Tayyebnia, expected to ...

Nov 29, 2015

Japan eager to cozy up to Myanmar's incoming NLD government

The government is stepping up efforts to develop a relationship with Myanmar’s top opposition force, the National League for Democracy, after its landslide victory in the general election earlier this month. Also, Japanese businesses have a high interest in Myanmar’s abundant and cheap labor. ...

LDP factions lose clout, leaving Abe with monopoly on power

Nov 23, 2015

LDP factions lose clout, leaving Abe with monopoly on power

The Liberal Democratic Party, which marked the 60th anniversary of its founding earlier this month, has produced 22 prime ministers since its inception in 1955, including Shinzo Abe. In many previous LDP administrations, intraparty factions wielded enormous influence, but the party’s inner dynamics have ...