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The Significance of Ozawa's Acquittal

Karel van Wolferen | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Karel van Wolferen

Political reporting from Japan, most of it based on how the status quo addicted mainstream Japanese newspapers interpret things, must be seen for what it is: a huge journalistic scandal.

Japan Foreign Minister Quits Amid Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Linda Sieg and Yoko Kubota TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara resigned on Sunday to take responsibility for accepting...

Will a Rudderless Japan Drift Into Crisis?

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

The election in Japan left the country with no clear path forward. This transition to a new mode of governing comes at a time when leadership is needed to address a possible debt crisis that could hit within five years.

The 'Ozawa Girls': Politics Meets Porn In Japan

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAGOYA, Japan -- When Kayoko Isogai got the call from high-ranking officials at the Democratic Party of Japan asking her to stand for a seat in the na...

Hatoyama's Hard Road for 2010

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has paved an unnecessarily difficult path for himself and his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) for 2010 as a crucial upper house election approaches this July.

New Japan, New Asia?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Japan might become the first country to implement a post-meltdown economic policy to humanize globalization and drive a stake through casino capitalism in a way that Obama hasn't.