The document forgery scandal shaking Japanese democracy would not have occurred a decade ago, and it is important to understand how and why the Finance Ministry was so deeply corrupted during the Shinzo Abe era.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on February 14, 2018.
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 November 2017.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 14, 2017.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 12, 2017.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 10, 2017.
The Abe government’s electoral dominance over the opposition parties has transformed from an impressively stable administration into a veritable school of corruption.
The successes and failures of Japan’s internationalization, especially its struggles with the English language
Donald Trump’s executive order swept up the wrong people, demonstrating his administration’s curious confusion about basic terms and definitions.
In advance of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision on July 17 to take the 2020 Olympics national stadium construction plans back to a “zero base,” matters had been creeping along quietly and largely outside of public notice. It is therefore of considerable value to look back at the development of this slow-burning scandal so as to understand how the situation arrived at the point where it stands now.