Identifying the 'liberal' in Japanese politics

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Oct 21, 2017

Identifying the 'liberal' in Japanese politics

by Philip Brasor

The current group of conservative public figures in the United States wants to return to an age when certain middle-class values were ascendant, without acknowledging that many of those values were realized because President Franklin Roosevelt implemented progressive social policies and trade unions had ...

Ex-minister Hosono to leave opposition Democratic Party

National / Politics Aug 4, 2017

Ex-minister Hosono to leave opposition Democratic Party

Former Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Friday he will leave the struggling Democratic Party to form a new group, the latest setback for the main opposition party since the abrupt resignation of its leader last week. "I will leave the party and rise with resolve ...