Higher education keeps overreaching

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Apr 8, 2017

Higher education keeps overreaching

by Philip Brasor

Since the mid-2000s, the number of Japanese people who turn 18 in a given year has remained constant at about 1.2 million. That will change with the high school graduating class of 2018, which will be smaller than the class of 2017. This eventuality, though ...

The first missteps for Japan's first lady

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Mar 11, 2017

The first missteps for Japan's first lady

by Philip Brasor

On Feb. 27, Democratic Party lawmaker Kiyomi Tsujimoto submitted questions to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party about the activities of Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in regard to her relationship with Moritomo Gakuen, a controversial corporate body that wants to ...

National / Politics Nov 20, 2014

Ex-minister Makiko Tanaka won't run in snap election

Another prominent political figure is bowing out ahead of the snap election next month: Former education minister Makiko Tanaka will not run for office, sources said Thursday. The 70-year-old daughter of late Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka failed to win a seat in the Lower House ...