Diet reform paralyzed by hypocritical habits

| Nov 4, 2013

Diet reform paralyzed by hypocritical habits

by Ayako Mie

Indecision is a much-criticized feature of Japanese politics. Diet sessions are rife with unproductive wrangling as the ruling and opposition camps dispute the timing of the submission of bills while avoiding constructive discussions on them. Making matters worse, because the Constitution stipulates that Cabinet ...

Aug 17, 2013

Lawmakers hurry off on summer overseas trips

Lawmakers are rushing off on official overseas trips for the holiday season amid political stability at home and with the Diet in recess, creating an opportunity absent in the past two summers. Politicians were forced to skip trips abroad because of the Great East ...