A Woman’s View On Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Attraction to ‘Disastrous Women’

People are whispering about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his political femme fatales—women who cause great damage.   He touted “a society where women can shine,” and has proactively appointed women. Far from shining, however, the women in his Cabinet and among parliament members from his Liberal Democratic Party have been tripping up his government. […]

Taro Kono as Foreign Minister: Is He Abe’s Trump Card to Have the ‘Kono Statement’ on Comfort Women Revised?

  On August 3rd Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reorganized his Cabinet. After the investiture ceremony at the Imperial Palace, he launched his third restructured Cabinet. That same evening he held a press conference at the official residence of the prime minister.     With respect to his previously stated intent to bring about revision of […]

Editorial: Inada’s Resignation Reveals Bigger Problem: Can Japan’s Self-Defense Forces Fight?

  Defense Minister Tomomi Inada resigned on July 28 to take responsibility for an issue involving the daily operations log of the United Nations Peace Keeping Operation (PKO) in South Sudan. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will jointly serve as defense minister until an expected Cabinet reshuffled on August 3rd pushes through.     Inada’s resignation was […]