No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases

/ | Sep 2, 2017

No one else wants Okinawa's U.S. bases

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On Aug. 15, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese surrender, there was a symposium in Tokyo about changing the Constitution. One of the panelists, documentarian Tatsuya Mori, pointed out that earlier that day Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had given remarks at an annual memorial ...

Spare a thought for the secretaries

/ | Jul 29, 2017

Spare a thought for the secretaries

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Few recent scandals have been as entertaining as Lower House lawmaker Mayuko Toyota's verbal and physical attack on her secretary as revealed in a recording leaked to the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho. With the recording coming to light in the week before the Tokyo ...

Fundraising loopholes, a political norm

/ | Jul 15, 2017

Fundraising loopholes, a political norm

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The Liberal Democratic Party lost a large number of seats to Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's upstart Tomin First Party in the Tokyo assembly election. Media surveys reveal that the public is dismayed by recent scandals involving the LDP, in particular the one surrounding educational ...