Reformer, kingmaker, shadow shogun, destroyer. With so many labels, no politician stands out like Ichiro Ozawa among Japan's conformist legislators.
The prime minister declines to comment but praises Trump’s efforts to defuse the North Korean nuclear crisis.
Prime Minister Abe’s dream of revising the Constitution gets harder after he claims 60 percent of Japan’s local governments are resisting Tokyo’s efforts to recruit new SDF members.
Lawmakers question the neutrality of the government’s special “independent” probe into the wage data scandal after learning that bureaucrats, not outside experts, interviewed 25 of the 37 officials involved.
The government refuses to publicize the average real wage of workers for last year, causing heated debate in the current Diet session and raising questions about the credibility of Abenomics.
Visit days after the Japan-EU trade pact took effect “sends a strong message on promotion of free trade” and strengthening economic ties, Abe said.
One of Japan's most influential and divisive political figures in recent decades may be staging another comeback. On Thursday, Liberal Party leader Ichiro Ozawa and Yuichiro Tamaki, head of the Democratic Party for the People, met at the Diet, where they agreed to form a ...
The Defense Ministry announced Monday it will terminate talks with its South Korean counterpart over the radar lock-on dispute, while revealing what it claims are sounds, converted from radio waves, of the fire-control radar system of a South Korean destroyer. The 18-second audio file, if ...
On Sept. 26 in New York, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was facing reporters at a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump when Trump cracked a joke that in fact sounded like a veiled threat. "We've agreed today to start trade negotiations between the ...
Some questions and answers about the ongoing Tokyo-Moscow territorial talks, which Japan hopes will result in the return of territory off Hokkaido seized by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II.