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Ichiro Ozawa

Japan's Party Upheaval and Massive Public Dissent

Karel van Wolferen | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Karel van Wolferen

An interesting new question asked by Japanese journalists who contact me these days is how large a visible public protest will be necessary to tip a political balance in other countries.

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.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Seattle's Ichiro becomes the first player to ever record 10 consecutive 200 hit seasons. Can you say Hall of Fame?

Will Okinawa's Voice Be Heard in Washington?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Many Japanese feel throttled by their American ally and feel that they have less and less choice in the security relationship -- constrained both by regional realities and an overlord that doesn't understand their problems.

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.

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...

Ichiro Ozawa: Japan Opposition Leader To Resign

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japanese political heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa is to resign as president of the leading opposition Democratic party after failing to quell criticism spar...