/ Nov 19, 2014

Former government spokesman Sengoku to retire from politics

Democratic Party of Japan member and former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku has announced he will retire from politics and will not run in next month’s general election, saying he wants to make way for the younger generation. The 68-year-old lawyer-turned-politician was a prominent ...

/ Sep 23, 2013

Sengoku reveals politics of China skipper's release

The Chinese captain arrested after his fishing boat collided with Japanese patrol ships in 2010 was freed by government intervention, former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku disclosed in a recent interview. Sengoku is the first member of then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s Cabinet to admit ...

Jun 19, 2011

Opinion article at war with itself

In his June 14 article, “Japan gropes for leadership,” Kazuo Ogoura writes in tautologies and paradoxes. He asserts that Japan has built a “safe and efficient society” by concentrating on safety and efficiency, yet he insists that this effort has left Japan, “vulnerable to ...