Jun 4, 2015

Abe's ruling party calls for cautious approach to AIIB

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party called for a “cautious response” to an invitation to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but will leave the decision to him, a draft report said. A panel of ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers was tasked with ...

Mar 31, 2015

Local politics matter

Races for this year’s nationwide series of local elections kicked off with the start of official campaigns last week for gubernatorial elections in 10 prefectures on April 12 — the same day that local assembly seats in 41 prefectures and 22 major cities will ...