From passive smoking to same-sex partnerships, Japan's cities and regions have lost patience with national government on social policy issues.
It's the first anniversary of Tokyo Review's launch - we reveal some figures from our first year, and list the top articles we've published so far.
Fumio Kishida was long assumed to be Shinzo Abe's heir as prime minister - but now faces a conundrum over whether to back a challenge to Abe's leadership.
Feeble new legislation will do little to solve Japan's chronic overwork problem - a change in attitudes and a focus on productivity are the only answers.
With a debate over controversial casino legislation and an LDP presidential election looming, Summer 2018 is set to be a busy one for Japan's politicians.
Regulation of AirBnB-style properties in Japan is necessary, but the country's new laws will cause disruption for tens of thousands of tourists this summer.
Shinzo Abe relies on the North Korean threat to argue for constitutional reform in Japan - which means the Trump-Kim summit may decide his political future.
As South Korea and the U.S. soften their stances on North Korea ahead of the Trump-Kim summit, Japan remains committed to the "Maximum Pressure" approach.