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The LDP has lost almost all elections in Okinawa despite the government's candidates consistently being the more qualified and experienced.
U.S. President Donald Trump's comments play into the prime minister's efforts at constitutional revision, particularly with regard to Article 9.
An overlooked pool of potential workers is the dependent population of U.S. military personnel assigned to Japan.
Are Japan's politicians are up to the test if the Senkaku Islands were seized?
There are numerous reasons why sister cities are increasingly important, including the promotion of trade and exports as well as attracting inbound tourists.
Japan and other countries around the world can learn from the South Asian nation's private sector effort to address public policy issues.
Last Sunday's local elections saw the largest number of female assembly and mayoral candidates being elected ever.
Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki's effort to seize the initiative by calling for a new Okinawa conference should be embraced, or at least tried.
The vitally important Futenma replacement facility shouldn't be built on a pack of lies.