The reported choice is surprising, but her family legacy and gender equality work are real assets.
Japan's airports are the most reliable, China's the least, the U.S. does pretty well and the big surprise is in India.
The group's name literally translates as "Economic Conditions on the Streets of Japan."
At its height, Gunkanjima had more people per square kilometer than Mumbai and Hong Kong.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's photo op in a plane marked "731," intentional or not, infuriated former victims.
The mayor of Osaka, a rising star in the country's nationalist movement, made provocative comments excusing wartime abuses.
A prominent historian argues that China is struggling for a post-Mao ideology and Japan is bristling against U.S. dominance.
The imperial-era shrine is infuriating Japan's neighbors, and not without reason.
"Slashing Koreans," by the far-right band Scramble, urges violence against the elderly survivors of Japanese sex slavery.
Caroline Kennedy's possible appointment as ambassador to Tokyo might make more sense than you'd think.