Almost All Japanese Look Favorably at the JSDF, So Why Do We Keep the Forces in Limbo?

      The debate over constitutional revision within the Japanese government and the Liberal Democratic Party looks to begin in earnest. On March 7, the LDP Headquarters for the Promotion of Revision of the Constitution, chaired by veteran lawmaker Hiroyuki Hosoda, began preparations for the party’s draft proposal on the amendment of Article 9. […]

Trump Announces Meeting With Kim Jong-Un: What Will Happen Next?

  United States President Donald Trump announced on Thursday, March 8 (Friday, March 9, in Japan) that he would be meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un amid rising tension over North Korea’s aggressive nuclear buildup.   “Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing […]

Japan’s Business Leaders Vow to Stay in Britain Despite Brexit

  Toyota has pledged to increase its investment in the United Kingdom, despite concerns among Japanese businesses about the implications of Brexit.   The announcement follows a meeting between Toyota’s European president, Johan van Zyl, and Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street.     Toyota will build the next-generation Auris hatchback at its Derbyshire […]