Nov 1, 2013

Japan denies disrupting China drills

Government officials Friday rejected Beijing’s claim that a Maritime Self-Defense Force ship and airplane interfered in Chinese naval exercises in the Western Pacific, saying the MSDF was conducting regular legal surveillance. “I don’t see any problem as long as we conduct regular surveillance activities ...

May 27, 2007

Still can't say where the money went

The Lower House Budget Committee had an intensive deliberation on the issue of money and politics last week, with the opposition concentrating on a dubious report by Agriculture Minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka’s political fund management organization. The committee scene was a re-enactment of what happened ...