Editorials Jul 8, 2010

Scrutinizing party goals

The Upper House election is Sunday. The election represents a chance for voters to give their verdict on the performance of the Democratic Party of Japan-led administration, which began in mid-September 2009 after a historic Lower House election ended decades of Liberal Democratic Party ...

Reader Mail Sep 21, 2008

People need to challenge LDP

Hisahiko Okazaki's Sept. 15 article, "End the yearlong gridlock," is a metaphor for what's wrong with Japanese politics today. Okazaki puppets the party line -- that Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda can judge himself objectively -- questions the patriotism of anyone who opposes the policy ...