Reiji Yoshida

Reiji Yoshida is a staff writer and deputy manager of the Domestic News Division. Since joining The Japan Times in 1993, he has intensively covered domestic politics, diplomacy and defense issues as well as the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.

For Reiji Yoshida's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Abe says question time has outlived its usefulness

/ Jun 27, 2018

Abe says question time has outlived its usefulness

The one-on-one question time of the prime minister by opposition party leaders — introduced in 2000 to reinvigorate parliamentary debates — has outlived its usefulness and no longer functions in the Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe argued Wednesday. Abe made that remarks after Yukio Edano, ...

App helps non-Japanese find multilingual medical services

Jun 21, 2018

App helps non-Japanese find multilingual medical services

Are you on the hunt for an English-speaking doctor in Tokyo? A handy smartphone app aims to help foreign residents and visitors easily find multilingual medical services. Japan Hospital Guide, released by Tokyo-based nonprofit organization Japan Medical Support System For Visitors From Abroad (JaMSSVA), shows ...

Fishing boat sinks in storm off Miyagi; crew of 18 rescued

Jun 20, 2018

Fishing boat sinks in storm off Miyagi; crew of 18 rescued

All 18 crew members aboard a 32-meter fishing boat that started sinking Wednesday in stormy weather about 850 km east of Miyagi Prefecture were rescued by nearby vessels, according to the Japan Coast Guard. The 122-ton Koryo Maru No. 68 from Kochi Prefecture, which had ...