Protesters crowd Diet ahead of security bills' passage

National / Politics Sep 18, 2015

Protesters crowd Diet ahead of security bills' passage

Tens of thousands of citizens opposed to the Abe administration’s security bills protested at the Diet on Friday as opposition lawmakers made a failed last-minute bid to prevent the enactment of laws that would allow Japanese troops to fight overseas for the first time ...

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Business / Economy Apr 11, 2015

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Monetary easing and optimism about the economy briefly pushed the Nikkei 225 stock average above 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years last week, but analysts warn that share prices may be higher than warranted by the real economy.