Japan Allows Its Military to Help Defend U.S., Other Allies (Los Angeles Times)

Japanese Officials’ Visits to Shrine for the War Dead Puts Obama in a Bind (Los Angeles Times)

Japanese Mayor Opposed to US Air Base Re-elected (Associated Press)

New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan (Los Angeles Times)

Caroline Kennedy Arrives to Take up Tokyo Position (Associated Press)

Many Novice Politicians Swept Out in Japan’s Election (Los Angeles Times)

Still Wanted in Peru, Alberto Fujimori Runs for Office in Japan (Christian Science Monitor)

Japan Preps Its Citizens for a New Role: Jurors (Christian Science Monitor)

Chronically High Suicide Rate Moves Japan to Act (San Francisco Chronicle)