A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 8, 2018.
A war on economic inequality will be a central feature of the politics of the next decade.
The last thing the US Alliance Managers would ever consider is that perhaps they ought to actually respect democracy and to make adjustments to their policies in accordance with the democratic will.
Americans march in Tokyo to demand the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns and transparency in US policymaking. One of the key organizers, Jesse Glickstein, speaks to the Shingetsu News Agency.
Leaders of Democrats Abroad hold a press conference in Tokyo to discuss responses to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
The Draft Resolution of the Japanese Communist Party 27th Congress contains valuable insights about how the global superpower is viewed by sections of Japanese political left.
The political stakes are extremely high in the Trump administration’s choice of economic strategy.
Another look at the leader who set the stage for Donald Trump.
Interview with Sayo Saruta, Director of the New Diplomacy Initiative.
Since we are based in Tokyo and not in Washington DC, we may not be the best source available for understanding US government policy, even its policy toward Japan and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to notice that the Obama administration is taking an unexpectedly cool posture toward Shinzo Abe and his band, and that this is having a major political effect here as well. It is also obvious that the Obama policy toward Japan is radically different than what US policy was a decade ago under George W. Bush.