A Japanese court on Thursday found one of the country's most influential politicians not guilty of participating in a funding scandal, reconfiguring the balance of power in the governing party.
A political heavyweight nicknamed the "Shadow Shogun" should be indicted over a political funds scandal, an independent judicial panel has recommended to Japanese prosecutors.
An independent judicial panel says a political heavyweight nicknamed the "Shadow Shogun" should be indicted over a political funds scandal, the Kyodo news agency said.
When Japan's ruling party finishes its vote later Tuesday, the Asian island nation could have its third prime minister in a year.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday defeated political heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa to keep his job.
The wife of Japan's prime minister is a pragmatist. When her husband, Naoto Kan, became prime minister in June, they moved in only with their summer clothes, she told a Japanese weekly magazine.
Japan's Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has announced his resignation. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Just one day into his leadership, Japan's new prime minister could be looking at the shortest run as prime minister in Japan's postwar history
Japanese lawmakers approve a new governor for the Bank of Japan and reject a former bureaucrat as deputy governor.
Democratic Party of Japan chief Ichiro Ozawa says he is stepping down over differences with other leaders. But his party isn't willing to let him go that easily
Brian Bridges offers analysis of the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Newly in charge of the upper house of the legislature, an opposition leader calls for an end to Japanese involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. His target is Prime Minister Abe, but his country's alliance with the U.S. could suffer collateral damage
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