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Awaiting Okinawans' verdict

As the campaign kicks off for the Nov. 16 Okinawa gubernatorial election, the Abe administration maintains that it will go ahead with land reclamation off the Henoko district of Nago to build a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, regardless of ...

Political allowance transparency

The Supreme Court's order that members of the Okayama prefectural assembly disclose receipts for "allowed" expenses even under ¥10,000 each is expected to shed light — at least for a while — on how politicians of all stripes use taxpayer-funded allowances.