The party, which long ago abandoned Marx and Lenin and never really had time for Stalin or Mao, is about as radical as a beige cardigan.
For Ben Dooley's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Yoshiaki Yamanishi set out to create the most boring toy imaginable. In the booming universe of Japanese capsule vending machines, the competition is strong. Anyone with some pocket change could have been rewarded in recent months with a miniature toy gas meter that doubles as ...
Overall, most Asians trusted their governments to do the right thing and put the needs of the community over individual freedoms.
Only 6% of board seats at Japanese companies are held by women. After years of unfulfilled promises, these businesses are now facing pressure both at home and abroad to diversify.
A report on the death of a Sri Lankan detainee fails to assign blame to any individuals, nor address some of the more systemic issues with Japan's immigration system.
The Games failed to live up to their economic promise and cast a harsh light on Japan’s political culture. Some feel “a hunger for a new system.”
Critics of Japan’s immigration system say that Wishma Ratnayake was the victim of an opaque, capricious bureaucracy that has nearly unchecked power over those who run afoul of it.
A fight playing out in Osaka will have ramifications for 7-Eleven and the rest of Japan’s major franchises.
With his dramatic win at the Masters, the glare of fame will be inescapable for the 29-year-old, who has preferred to focus on improving his game.
Public awareness of the issue is growing in the country, spurred in part by the work of Uyghur activists, and that is increasing pressure on the government to take action.