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.

Guilty verdict for two ex-Ozawa aides to stand

National / Politics Mar 28, 2013

Guilty verdict for two ex-Ozawa aides to stand

Two of three former aides to veteran political don Ichiro Ozawa will not appeal their guilty verdicts, upheld by the Tokyo High Court earlier this month, for falsifying the political funds reports of Ozawa's fund management body, sources said Wednesday. The move means the guilty ...

Editorials Mar 20, 2013

Court case raises questions

The Tokyo High Court upholds lower court convictions of three former aides of former DPJ chief Ichiro Ozawa for falsifying political funding reports.