National / Politics Jul 23, 2014

Ozawa sees risk of militarism with Abe

by Linda Sieg

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loosened the limits of the pacifist Constitution to drop a ban on the Self-Defense Forces fighting overseas, many experts said it was a step toward becoming a "normal country" able to do more in its own defense. But Ichiro Ozawa, ...

Ozawa top fund raiser in 2012

National / Politics Dec 7, 2013

Ozawa top fund raiser in 2012

Ichiro Ozawa of the minor opposition force Seikatsu no To (People’s Life Party) raised more political funds than any other Diet member in 2012, reclaiming the top spot.