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Webb's Parting Shots on War

John Feffer | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
John Feffer

If President Obama manages to eke out a second term, perhaps Sen. Jim Webb could return as the head of the Pentagon to preside over the end of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and a true dismantling of the military-industrial complex.

Naoto Kan: Japan's Next Prime Minister?

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's ruling party scrambled Thursday to find a new leader after the prime minister called it quits, with Finance Minister Naoto Kan w...

Japan Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Plans To Resign, Report Says

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he was resigning over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine ...

US, Japan to keep US military air base on Okinawa

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Washington and Tokyo agreed Friday to keep a contentious U.S. Marine base in Okinawa, with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama highlighting th...

US Military Base Row Could Bring Down Japan Prime Minister

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — It is possibly the most controversial U.S. military facility in the world after the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Local residents like to ca...

Aid to Greece Will Bring Stability to Eurozone, Says EU Pres

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — The European Union's president said Wednesday he is fully confident that debt-laden Greece will receive the financial assistance it need...

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.

Slowing Japan's Galapagos Syndrome

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

Enjoy, a play by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada, opens with two characters working at a comic book cafe in present-day Tokyo who spend nearly the f...

Obama Did Not "Take Down" Hatoyama

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

Wouldn't it be nice if Obama were able to take down leaders of countries just by being "icy" toward them? Imagine the power.

With Friends Like Us: How The Obama Administration Helped Topple The Japanese Prime Minister

The New Republic | R. Taggart Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japan has a new prime minister, Naoto Kan, but he comes from the same party--the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)--as Yukio Hatoyama, who resigned last...

Father's Day: Get Something Your Dad Actually Wants

Peter Crawfurd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Peter Crawfurd

Men, especially fathers, can be pretty hard to shop for. This Father's Day, add a little spice to your dad's wardrobe with a custom dress shirt.

American Occupation Casts Long Shadows Over Okinawa

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

This week, the Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his resignation, bringing to an end a short reign marred by public outrage over Okinawa.

Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese Prime Minister, Faces Mounting Calls To Step Down

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he was resigning over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine ...

Company Strikes Back After Japanese PM's Fashion Pounding

Peter Crawfurd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Peter Crawfurd

We highly encourage everyone to spread their wings creatively and design dress shirts that suit their individual style with our online shirt designer,

Japanese Bureaucrats Crush Digital Economy Innovators

David Meerman Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Meerman Scott

Years ago the "Japan Inc." partnership between government and industry created an economic powerhouse. Today, the same players are actively blocking innovators from creating success in the digital economy.

Okinawa and the Problem of Empire

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

The Japanese need to assess future dangers and decide on appropriate responses without assuming that the U.S. Marines will show up to the rescue. Japan's decision shouldn't be based on the presumption of American intervention.

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's Outdated Outfits Responsible For Low Approval Rating? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

CNN reports that Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's approval ratings are suffering...and his wardrobe choices explain why. According to critic D...

Japan Confirms Cold War-Era 'Secret' Pacts With US

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan confirmed Tuesday secret Cold War-era pacts with Washington that tacitly allowed nuclear warships in Japanese ports in violation o...

Save Democracy in Japan

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Since, as the world knows, the United States of America stands for "promoting democracy," why don't we promote democracy by getting our base out of Okinawa like Japanese voters want?

UN: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Activists

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Two of my colleagues face up to 10 years in jail for exposing institutional corruption in the Japanese government's whaling programme. Meanwhile, the UN contends that Japan repeatedly violated the activists' human rights.

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.

Will Japan Go Nuclear?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

A small group of conservative Japanese defense officials have spread the view that if the United States reduces its nuclear arsenal, then Japan will build its own nuclear bombs.

Hatoyama's U.S. Policy May Backfire

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

If Japan truly wants to serve as a "bridge" between the United States and Asia or the West and East, it will need good relations with both sides.

Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's New Leader, To Face Donations Inquiry

nytimes.com | MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Tokyo prosecutors will ask Japan's prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, for a written explanation of his role in millions of dollars of improperly...

Japan's First Couple Does Jazz Hands At Fashion Show (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his wife Miyuki sashayed down the runway at a charity fashion show in Tokyo earlier this week. Miyuki modele...