The expert defense panel recommendations seek to give Japan a defense boost with the capability to deter, block, and repel invasion by other countries.
To be held in Tokyo on December 3, WAW!2022 will tackle women's empowerment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptions in global stability.
Famed lawyer-novelist Shin Ushijima discusses the current quiet period and coming storm, and his concerns about protecting Japan and individual independence.
The expert panel's focus on Japan's defense buildup is called for, but what Japan really needs is an overhaul of its security and foreign policy posturing.
Surrounded by dictatorships possessing nuclear weapons, Japan contends with inward-looking legislators and a finance ministry that restrains defense spending.
Joining the International Fleet Review is a positive step but serious bilateral hurdles remain, such as South Korean wartime labor lawsuits and public opinion.
Constitutional guarantees on freedom of religion are collapsing as PM Kishida and the Diet follow Nara police, blaming the Unification Church for Abe's death.
With its provocative missile launches and nuclear threats, North Korea is causing Japan and South Korea to rethink deterrence and alliance-based cooperation.
Why the extraneous spending in the administration's new fiscal package? It should focus on structural reform for the recovery of Japan's economy.
US President Biden's eyes "reducing the role of nuclear weapons in US Strategy" despite nuclear threats from China and Russia.
Have a first look at measures in the economic package designed to soften the impact of rising gas, electricity and other rising costs in 2023.
There have been 21 Japanese prime ministers in 40 years, but only 3 served lengthy terms. It is no coincidence that powerful bull markets took place...