Yuriko Koike

Abe stands up to China and Russia

Abe stands up to China and Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to extend the Diet’s current session for 95 days until Sept 27, making it the longest continuous session in the Parliament’s post...

Addressing inequality, Japanese-style

Addressing inequality, Japanese-style

Six months after Mr Thomas Piketty’s book Capital In The Twenty-First Century generated so much buzz in the United States and Europe, it has become a bestseller in Japan. But...

Four more years for Abe

Four more years for Abe

TOKYO – In the December snap election initiated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito Party,...

Abe’s snap poll no reckless gamble

Abe’s snap poll no reckless gamble

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thrown out the political playbook. With two years remaining in his term, and with his Liberal Democratic Party enjoying comfortable...

Facing the new neutrality test

Facing the new neutrality test

Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union used every imaginable threat and inducement — including the ultimate prize of reunification — to bring about a neutral Germany.

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