This Week in Japan is your source for news and information about politics and other happenings in this East Asian island country. This episode covers the Top Five stories of the second week of August 2017.
People march in Tsukuba, the premier science city of Japan, to support science and fact-based policymaking in the United States and in the world.
The Abe administration is now warming to the notion of moving forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact with the eleven nations other than the United States.
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.
It’s Donald Trump more than Kim Jong-Un who brings us a greater possibility of war.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stark message for those who fear that Trump administration policies could lead to a global trade war: He says that the war is already on and now the United States is prepared to join it in earnest.
Protest held in Tokyo by Americans concerned with Trump administration’s unwillingness to recognize the severe dangers of climate change.
Donald Trump’s executive order swept up the wrong people, demonstrating his administration’s curious confusion about basic terms and definitions.
The direction of the US President Donald Trump’s tweets suggest a coming crisis for American democracy.
Steven Clemons lays out his view of why the Trans-Pacific Partnership failed and Donald Trump’s expected trade policies