The Japan Times
Eda gambit viable, just for subsidy?
Cresting criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his use of strong-arm tactics to pass the contentious state secrets bill gives ex-Your Party Secretary-General Kenji Eda the momentum to build a new opposition party by year's end.
So many secrets in the East China Sea
Japanese P.M. Shinzo Abe in parliament as it rejects a no-confidence resolution against his Cabinet.
The Globe and Mail
Why China considers its air zone declaration a success
A protester demonstrating against Japan's claim to disputed islands holds a picture of the rocky islands, known as Senkaku to Japanese and Diaoyu to Chinese, reading "Diaoyu belongs to China" in front of a Chinese national flag during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept.
The Japan Times
Tracing the unhurried history of iconic director Yasujiro Ozu
Dec. 12, 1903: Yasujiro Ozu is born in Tokyo's Fukagawa district, the second of five siblings.
Revealed: The secret of the East China Sea
Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia.
Dietary patterns and suicide in Japanese adults: the Japan Public...
Akiko Nanri , PhD, Tetsuya Mizoue , MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Center for Clinical Sciences, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo; Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar , PhD, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study , Waseda University, Tokyo; Mitsuhiko Noda , MD, PhD, Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Medicine, National ... (more)
Chrysanthemums are the second best-selling flowers after roses in the world. In Japan, they are by far the most popular and the 16 petal chrysanthemum with sixteen tips represents the Imperial Crest.
Central, local govts at odds over taxesNovember 20, 2013 The central...
The central government and some local governments with abundant tax revenue, especially the Tokyo metropolitan government, are at odds over proposed revisions of systems to reallocate local corporate tax revenue.
Japan, Laos discuss security cooperation
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong met Sunday in Vientiane on Sunday to discuss security cooperation and Tokyo's support for the Southeast Asian country's health and medical care systems.
The Japan Times
Factory blast in Chiba kills two
An explosion at an oil recycling facility in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, killed two people and injured 16 others Friday afternoon.
Japan factory explosion kills two
An explosion at a recycling factory close to Tokyo late Friday afternoon killed two people and injured 16, according to Japanese media.
Abenomics at one year: growth to slow as challenges mount
A year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took financial markets by storm with promises to end two decades of deflation and tepid growth, the economy is expected to slow sharply, highlighting the challenges facing "Abenomics" in ensuring a durable recovery.