By Peter Symonds, December 19, 2012
The right-wing nationalism that pervaded the election campaign signals the determination of the Japanese ruling class to reassert its interests by every means, including military force.
By Peter Symonds, December 17, 2012
The election outcome was not a positive vote for the LDP, but an overwhelming rejection of the ruling DPJ.
By Peter Symonds, December 15, 2012
Both countries have exploited the issue to stir up nationalism to divert attention from a worsening economic and social crisis at home.
By Peter Symonds, December 8, 2012
The rightward shift in Japanese politics is a warning of the dangers facing the working class as a consequence of the worsening breakdown of global capitalism.
By Oliver Campbell, December 4, 2012
Questions have been raised about the tunnel operator’s safety inspections.
By Peter Symonds, November 30, 2012
The establishment of the Japan Future Party is another sign of deepening political crisis in the lead up to the December 16 election.
By Peter Symonds, November 24, 2012
The election campaign is rapidly becoming a contest with each of the parties seeking to outbid each other as proponents of nationalism and militarism.
By Peter Symonds, November 16, 2012
The ruling DPJ appears to be headed for defeat just three years after coming to power.
By Nick Beams, November 15, 2012
Japan faces the prospect of entering its fifth recession in the past 15 years.
By Peter Symonds, October 24, 2012
By encouraging Japan to aggressively assert its interests, the Obama administration is responsible for the current tensions with China.
By John Chan, October 17, 2012
The escalating diplomatic row between China and Japan led to a boycott of IMF/World Bank talks in Tokyo by top Chinese financial officials.
By Alex Lantier, October 16, 2012
Washington is deepening its support for Japan in its standoff with China over uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.