To save some money for the Japanese people, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is canceling his predecessor's plans for a museum dedicated to manga and animation. But as Hsin-Yin Lee writes, comics are becoming an important -- and profitable -- part of Japanese life.
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Japan is set to head to the polls for parliamentary elections on August 30, and polling suggests Prime Minister Taro Aso's conservative party will lose power after ruling for most of the past 54 years. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about changes ahead for the Japanese political landscape.
U.S. officials say North Korea appears to be on track for a rocket launch that could take place as early as this Saturday. Although North Korea says the rocket will launch a satellite, South Korea, Japan and the United States think the North Koreans are planning a test of long-range missile technology.
Ayako Doi of the Asia Society discusses Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso's trip to Washington, amid growing concerns in Japan over the economy and North Korea.
As Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso heads to Washington, a Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that the U.S.-Japan alliance is seeing rebirth and that the U.S. has stepped up its expectations of Japan.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with Japan’s opposition party. A Worldfocus contributing blogger assesses what the meeting means for the U.S.-Japan alliance and for internal Japanese politics as the country's national election approaches.