Former premier Shinzo Abe and the LDP scored a landslide, but can they deliver on campaign promises? Takashi Yokota reports.
Yokota is NEWSWEEK’s correspondent in Tokyo and the editor-in-chief of NEWSWEEK Nihonban, NEWSWEEK’s Japanese-language partner.
In a new book out in Japan, Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korea’s new leader, claims that he is a reformer, opposed to succession, but defended his father's persona.
The military, not the Kims, wield the power in North Korea, Takashi Yokota writes.
The dire situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant appears to be back from the brink, for now, with radiation levels decreasing from abnormal highs. Lennox Samuels and Takashi Yokota report from Tokyo on the alarm there. Plus, full coverage of the Japan quake and tsunami.
Takashi Yokota, who was in a Tokyo office building when the quake hit, describes the ensuing chaos, and the one silver lining of a devastating disaster—the calm and respectful reaction of his fellow citizens.