The two were part of a new cohort of ministers appointed as Prime Minister Abe tries to promote “womenomics.”
The resignations are a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to elevate working women.
Obuchi was one of five women promoted to the cabinet and was often picked as Japan's first female leader.
The rural area of Yabu is trying out reforms that could pave the way for a nationwide overhaul.
A group of 90-somethings made the long trip across the Pacific to where they toiled 70 years ago.
Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea is being a little more forthcoming — for its own purposes, of course.
Amid historical battles, a Korean artist in Japan hopes to help a new generation embrace peace.
The reports will do little end speculation about the young leader's health.
He has not been seen in public for five weeks — and speculation about his health has mounted.
Kim Jong Un might be conspicuous by his absence, but his emissaries are circling the globe.