The dissociation between the expectation and what can be realized is bigJapan calls for troop review in Iraq Apr 06, 2004
Japan's task is not about improving public order. Under law, it is to provide humanitarian support and support other countries logisticallyJapan: No combat role in Iraq Jan 12, 2004
Unless he presents a road map to a Japan free from nuclear plants, his act will amount to populismJapanese doubt Kan's nuclear phaseout Jul 15, 2011
Shigeru Ishiba (石破 茂 Ishiba Shigeru, born 4 February 1957) is a Japanese politician. He was Minister of Defense under Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda from 2007 to 2008 and was also Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
He is a graduate of Keio University and formerly served in the Mitsui bank. He was a major proponent of bringing Japan into the multinational force in Iraq in 2003.
Ishiba is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party and part of the LDP faction led by Yūji Tsushima.