Japan's computer illiterate cybersecurity minister has been widely ridiculed - but is only the latest in a long line of underqualified government ministers.
The short answer to the question of what the U.S. midterm elections mean for Japan is “very little.” This might seem surprising given the amount of attention Japanese news devoted...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on October 28-29 for the annual India-Japan bilateral summit. That the India-Japan relationship has expanded significantly...
Japan withdrew from South Korea's International Fleet Review after a dispute over flags - which belies good progress in the nations' security ties.
Japan's long-serving Prime Minister visits China for the first time this month - as U.S.-China relations nosedive, can Japan and China repair their ties?
Rail privatization is controversial elsewhere, but many of Japan's privatized JR operators are profitable and efficient. What did they do differently?
Part I of this series examined the changes made in the four LDP Leadership and 19 cabinet postings. This article offers broader analysis of the cabinet reshuffle, incorporating all state...
Newly re-elected LDP leader Shinzo Abe reshuffles his cabinet - what do the new appointments say about the direction of Japan's government?
Media accounts present two versions of Shinzo Abe - the vindictive and frustrated nationalist, and the mellowed pragmatist. Both accounts can't be true.
Shinjirō Koizumi is the LDP's most popular politician - but the charismatic young lawmaker still faces a challenging path to the Prime Minister's office.