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Renho speaks to reporters on Wednesday in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 13, 2024
Renho, the liberal politician who might dethrone Tokyo's Koike
Her candidacy in July's gubernatorial race presents voters in the capital with two choices: Change or stability.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / Longform
Oct 29, 2021
Voter apathy looms over yet another election in Japan
Efforts are underway to buoy turnout amid widespread political disenchantment, especially among the young. Will more eligible voters exercise their rights during the Lower House election?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2021
Suga joins ranks of Japan's 'revolving-door' prime ministers
Prior to Shinzo Abe's second period as leader between 2012 and 2020, Japan's prime ministers were often known for their short tenures.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Aug 22, 2020
Political documentaries in Japan struggle to inspire
Japanese documentaries analyze entrenched political power with largely unsurprising results.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 21, 2020
Dramatizing the reality of a nuclear meltdown
As with many feature films based on real-life incidents, "Fukushima 50," which opened nationwide March 6 and depicts the actions of the men who struggled to contain the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, is a blend of factual exposition...
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JAPAN
Jan 6, 2020
Suicide suspected as body of ex-DPJ lawmaker Yukiko Miyake found on Tokyo beach
Former Lower House lawmaker Yukiko Miyake was found dead in Tokyo several days ago, with police suspecting she might have killed herself, investigative sources said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 5, 2019
Former PM Hatoyama regrets reneging on pledge to move Futenma airbase out of Okinawa
Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says it was a "big mistake" to abandon his pledge to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma out of Okinawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / Heisei Icons
Feb 19, 2019
Ichiro Ozawa: The kingmaker and destroyer in Japanese politics
Reformer, kingmaker, shadow shogun, destroyer. With so many labels, no politician stands out like Ichiro Ozawa among Japan's conformist legislators.
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JAPAN / Politics
Feb 13, 2019
Abe's remark that DPJ rule was 'like a nightmare' sparks opposition fury as Japan elections loom
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and opposition heavyweight Katsuya Okada argued emotionally in the Diet on Tuesday over Abe's recent remark that Japan was going through a "nightmare" before his Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in 2012.
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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2018
Yoshito Sengoku, Cabinet member during Democratic Party of Japan administration, dies at 72
Yoshito Sengoku, who served as the top government spokesman and an administrative reform minister when the now-defunct Democratic Party of Japan was in power, died of lung cancer last week, the Lower House secretariat said Tuesday. He was 72.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jan 3, 2018
In 2017, Japan woke up to the issue of discrimination
The year saw a landmark human rights survey and action on hate speech and pensions — but conditions remain dire for foreign 'trainees' and other workers alike.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Nov 16, 2016
Trump's lesson: You can lie your way to the very top
As the Republican victory in the U.S. threatens to undo eight years of progress, a silver lining in Donald Trump's success proves hard to pin down.
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Jul 4, 2016
Let's discuss the Upper House election
The nation's major political parties have kicked off their official House of Councilors election campaigns, with the ruling bloc and a united opposition giving speeches centered on the economy around the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jun 22, 2016
Battle lines drawn for July Upper House poll
As the campaign for the July 10 Upper House election kicked off Wednesday, the major parties unveiled their platforms to win over voters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 22, 2016
Economy in focus as campaigning starts for Japan's July 10 Upper House race
Political parties kick off their official House of Councilors election campaigns around the country with speeches on the economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jun 22, 2016
Abe plays economic card but opposition targets his 'hidden' agenda in Upper House election battle
The poll could pave the way for Abe to revise the U.S.-drafted Constitution nationalists see as a humiliating remnant of WWII.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 3, 2016
Abe's revisionist agenda subject of opposing rallies on Constitution Day
Marking the 69th anniversary of the postwar pacifist Constitution, supporters and opponents of constitutional revision held rallies in Tokyo on Tuesday to speak out on their respective causes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 27, 2016
Democratic Party launches with vow to halt ruling coalition
At its inauguration ceremony, Japan's newest and largest opposition party vows to dethrone Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 20, 2016
JCP to withdraw nine candidates from the upcoming Upper House election
The Japanese Communist Party has agreed to withdraw nine candidates from the upcoming House of Councilors election and may hold back at least 11 more in a push by opposition parties to form a united front against the ruling coalition, opposition sources said Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 18, 2016
Japan gets its own Democratic Party
The new opposition party formed to take on the conservative ruling coalition announces that its official English name will be the Democratic Party.

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Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan