Challenges await Japan’s new Cabinet

Analysts expect no major economic policy changes from Abe era despite new faces Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida poses with his cabinet members at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Oct 4, 2021.  (DAVID MAREUIL / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) TOKYO-Fumio Kishida, leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, was elected on […]

Japan LDP’s Ishiba formally supports PM contender Kono

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election candidate and former Japan's defense minister Shigeru Ishiba attends a debate ahead of the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election, in Tokyo on Sept 12, 2020. (Charly TRIBALLEAU / POOL / AFP) TOKYO – Shigeru Ishiba, a heavyweight politician of Japan's ruling party, formally announced on Wednesday that he […]

Foreign minister: Japan aims to boost security ties with Australia

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi speaks during a joint press conference following a signing ceremony at the two-plus-two Foreign and Defense Ministers meeting between Japan and Indonesia at the Iikura Guesthouse of the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. (DAVID MAREUIL / POOL / AFP) Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday […]