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ABE AND HIS CABINET STEER CLEAR OF WAR-LINKED YASUKUNI SHRINE ON ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD WAR II SURRENDER


Other prominent visitors Tuesday included LDP lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi, son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, and ex-Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 9

JAPAN DEFENCE MINISTER QUITS AMID PLUNGING SUPPORT FOR PM


Speaking to reporters after Inada announced her resignation at a separate news conference, Abe apologised to the people from my heart ... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 0

ABE SEEN LOOKING TO REPLACE SCANDAL-HIT DEFENSE CHIEF INADA WITH OLD HAND


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering replacing beleaguered Defense Minister Tomomi Inada with one of her predecessors in the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 0

ABE DENIES FAVOURS FOR FRIEND KAKE AMID FALLING SUPPORT


Japan's prime minister rejects allegations he misused influence to help a friend open veterinary school... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 598

ANALYSIS | WHY JAPAN'S FIRST LADY WAS PROBABLY NOT SNUBBING PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE G-20 DINNER


Trump said Japanese first lady Akie Abe did not speak English in Hamburg. Like, not 'hello,' he said... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 4256

JAPAN EYES UK AGREEMENT TO EASE IMPACT OF BREXIT


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wants to reach a basic free trade agreement with the EU next month... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 672

ABE FEARS FALLOUT FROM CONSPIRACY LAW'S PASSAGE IN TOKYO ASSEMBLY ELECTION


The metropolitan assembly election will be a tough battle, Abe said at an LDP meeting in Tokyo Friday... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 7

JAPANESE CITIZENS PROTEST 'CONSPIRACY' LAW FOLLOWING ITS FORCIBLE ENACTMENT


Can the government now just freely fast-track its bills into law without following the due process?... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 0

ARMS SHOW OFFERS JAPAN VENUE TO BUILD MILITARY TIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA


Japan wants to make arms sales and military technology a new plank of Japanese diplomacy in Southeast Asia to counter China's growing influence... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 205

NORTH KOREA 'FIRES UNIDENTIFIED PROJECTILE' - SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY


The South Korean military announced that its neighbours in the north had fired an unidentified projectile from a location near Pukchang... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 165

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Abe and his efforts to make Japan a more global partner of the United States, on whom it still relies for its defense... READ MORE

2nd February, 2015 3918

JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER PLANS LANDMARK VISIT TO PEARL HARBOR


The prime minister's wife, Akie Abe, visited Pearl Harbor in August, laying flowers at the USS Arizona Memorial and meeting a survivor of the attack... READ MORE

5th December, 2016 3905

JAPAN PM ABE IN 'IS HOSTAGES' VOW


Daily express unforgivable japanese pm vows to save islamic state hostages after video threat 1 hr ago... READ MORE

20th January, 2015 3600

JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER URGED TO EMBRACE APARTHEID FOR FOREIGN WORKERS


An adviser on education policies to Japans right-wing government has sparked a furore by recommending that immigrants in the worlds third-largest economy be separated by race... READ MORE

14th February, 2015 3153

PUTIN, ABE AGREE TO DEVELOP ISLANDS DISPUTED SINCE WORLD WAR II


Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters in Nagato on Thursday that 23 agreements and memorandums have been prepared between Russian and Japanese companies... READ MORE

16th December, 2016 2876

ABE ECHOES JAPANS PAST WAR APOLOGIES BUT ADDS NONE


But in a potentially contentious break with previous expressions of contrition by Japanese leaders Mr. Abe did not offer a new personal apology of his own... READ MORE

14th August, 2015 2629

JAPANS CABINET ROCKED BY NEW CLAIMS OF LINKS TO NEO-NAZIS WHO TARGET THE ETHNIC KOREAN POPULATION


Please read our Japan's government is weathering accusations of links to far-right groups that promote racism and hate speech... READ MORE

28th September, 2014 2360

IN JAPAN, A SCANDAL OVER A SCHOOL THREATENS TO ENTANGLE ABE


Prime Minister Abe might think this story is a minor issue, but it has the potential to become very damaging, Itagaki said... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 2106

JAPANS PARLIAMENT APPROVES OVERSEAS COMBAT ROLE FOR MILITARY


The debate often doubled as a forum for airing views about Japan's most important ally the United States... READ MORE

18th September, 2015 1642

EUROPE WILL FIND WAY TO KEEP BRITAIN IN EU SAYS GERMAN MINISTER


"The size of the economy's decline was a big shock to Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party," said Katsuyuki Yakushiji, a professor of politics at Toyo University in Tokyo... READ MORE

19th November, 2014 984

ISLAMIC STATE DEADLINE ON JAPANESE CAPTIVES PASSES WITH NO WORD ON FATE


Islamic State militants have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria, and beheaded several Western captives... READ MORE

24th January, 2015 882

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT IS OPEN TO TALKS WITH ABE


Ties between South Korea and Japan, its former colonizer, have been strained for years, largely over issues rooted in their painful history... READ MORE

16th October, 2015 773

OBAMA TO JOIN JAPANESE PM IN HISTORIC PEARL HARBOR VISIT


As Abe arrived in Hawaii, Beijing dismissed as wishful thinking the notion that Japan could liquidate the history of World War II by visiting Pearl Harbor... READ MORE

27th December, 2016 701

JAPAN MULLS JOINT ADMINISTRATION OF DISPUTED RUSSIAN-HELD ISLES


Japan mulls joint administration of disputed Russian-held isles Nikkei... READ MORE

17th October, 2016 674

ABE HEADS INTO FIRST MEETING WITH JAPAN-BASHING DONALD TRUMP


He changed his schedule for a trip to Peru to spend time in New York... READ MORE

18th November, 2016 672

SHINZO ABES BID TO REDEFINE JAPAN AND ITS MILITARY HAS ECHOES OF FAMILY HISTORY


The scene and the parallels between Mr. Abe and Mr. Kishi who died in 1987 have taken on renewed significance in Japan this summer... READ MORE

14th August, 2015 662

ABES PEARL HARBOR VISIT ISNT SO UNPRECEDENTED AFTER ALL


The Americans also had strategic reasons to treat the early Japanese visits to Pearl Harbor with delicacy... READ MORE

27th December, 2016 637

'AMERICA & JAPAN ARE IMPERIALIST COUNTRIES GUIDED BY SPECIAL INTERESTS'


RB I think it is clear that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not going to apologize for Pearl Harbor... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 620

ABE FACES GROWING WRATH OF OKINAWANS OVER US BASE


But as he begins to focus on the noneconomic pieces of his agenda, resistance is stirring not only in Okinawa but across Japan... READ MORE

5th July, 2015 575

JAPAN EXIT POLLS SUGGEST BOOST FOR PM ABE IN SENATE ELECTION


Voting has closed in Japan's parliamentary election, with exit polls suggesting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will increase his majority... READ MORE

10th July, 2016 430

SHINZO ABE TO BECOME FIRST JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT PEARL HARBOR IN 65 YEARS


After landing in Hawaii on Monday, Mr Abe headed to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where he laid a wreath... READ MORE

27th December, 2016 378

ABE WOOS TRUMP WITH GOLF, JUST LIKE HIS GRANDFATHER DID WITH IKE


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is taking a page from his grandfather's playbook in using golf to form ties with an American leader... READ MORE

18th November, 2016 367

JAPANESE VOLCANO ERUPTS SHOOTING ASH INTO THE SKY AND DELAYING FLIGHTS


Local authorities evacuated about 30 tourists and shop workers who were near the volcano AP At least 18 domestic flights were cancelled due to the eruption, airlines said... READ MORE

14th September, 2015 359

JAPANS LEADER HAS LITTLE USE FOR HIROSHIMAS LESSONS OF PACIFISM


Japans Leader Has Little Use for Hiroshimas Lessons of Pacifism... READ MORE

27th May, 2016 353

ABE, TRUMP RECONFIRM COMMITMENT ON NORTH KOREA


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a 30-minute teleconference to discuss the North Korean situation... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 343

RUSSIA AND JAPAN AGREE TO SET UP $1 BILLION INVESTMENT FUND


Abe and Putin agreed to begin discussions on joint economic activities on the islands, which remain under Russian administration... READ MORE

16th December, 2016 313

IN PICTURES: AFTER THE KUMAMOTO QUAKES


Here is a selection of photos documenting the extensive damage, the rescue efforts and the difficult situation facing thousands of local residents who have had to leave their homes... READ MORE

17th April, 2016 295

MEDIA FIRE BACK AT LDP FOR TARGETING REVENUE OF NEWSPAPERS CRITICAL OF SECURITY BILLS


Yoshikazu Shiohira, editor-in-chief of the Ryukyu Shimpo, blasted Hyakuta's comments as an attack not only against Okinawan newspapers, but against the mass media as a whole... READ MORE

26th June, 2015 259

ASIA LOOKS AT CHINA AS POSSIBLE TPP PARTNER AFTER U.S. EXIT


Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be meaningless if the US wasn't part of the agreement... READ MORE

24th January, 2017 253

HUGE PROTEST IN TOKYO AS JAPANESE CITIZENS REFUSE WAR CONTRIBUTION


Mr Abe's ratings have taken a hit from opposition to the security bills... READ MORE

31st August, 2015 209


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