“Hit Me Anyone One More Time” is the latest comedy film by director and dramatist Mitani Koki. Although a parody centered around a fictional prime minister of Japan, it lacks...
If the acronym “ISDS” sounds familiar, it probably strikes a negative connotation. Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms are legal provisions in investment treaties and free trade agreements that set the terms...
Public discontent has driven support for Abe's cabinet below 30% - but in the absence of a challenger, the Prime Minister's position is still secure.
Despite recent progress in the China-Japan relationship, a reported plan to locate U.S. missiles on Japanese soil risks raising tensions over security.
Expanding the remit of Japan's Self-Defense Forces led to protests in 2015; declassified documents show us the roots of this controversy 60 years earlier.
While other nations are praised for controlling the virus, Japan's low COVID-19 death toll is often treated as a mystery at best, or even as a conspiracy.
Claims that Japan's Constitution forbids a strict lockdown are simply untrue - and such falsehoods provide support for the LDP's revision agenda.
The Japanese yen is among the world’s most traded currencies, and it accounts for 5.7% of global foreign exchange reserves. As the third largest share after the dollar and the...
Threats from online extremists forced an art exhibition in Nagoya to close in 2019, raising fresh concerns over Japan's commitment to freedom of expression.
Comparing the responses to COVID-19 and the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns shows that Japan's government learned few lessons from the disaster nine years ago.