Anna Fifield

Bureau chiefTokyo


The two were part of a new cohort of ministers appointed as Prime Minister Abe tries to promote “womenomics.”

  • Oct 20, 2014

The resignations are a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to elevate working women.

  • Oct 20, 2014

Obuchi was one of five women promoted to the cabinet and was often picked as Japan's first female leader.

  • Oct 20, 2014

The rural area of Yabu is trying out reforms that could pave the way for a nationwide overhaul.

  • Oct 18, 2014

A group of 90-somethings made the long trip across the Pacific to where they toiled 70 years ago.

  • Oct 16, 2014

Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea is being a little more forthcoming — for its own purposes, of course.

  • Oct 14, 2014

Amid historical battles, a Korean artist in Japan hopes to help a new generation embrace peace.

  • Oct 14, 2014

The reports will do little end speculation about the young leader's health.

  • Oct 13, 2014

He has not been seen in public for five weeks — and speculation about his health has mounted.

  • Oct 10, 2014

Kim Jong Un might be conspicuous by his absence, but his emissaries are circling the globe.

  • Oct 10, 2014
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