Shinzo Abe

INTERVIEW/ Adam Posen: TPP unquestionably in Japan's interest
Adam Posen, president at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (Photo by Yuko Lanham)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to become the first Japanese leader to deliver an address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
Memories of militarist Japan linger in U.S.
Thousands of military personnel and civilians take part in the Bataan Memorial Death March held at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on March 22, 2015. (Takashi Oshima)
Nearly 6,000 U.S. military personnel and civilians walked for about 42 kilometers through unforgiving sandy terrain in relentlessly scorching heat.
While Abe seeks to stress close ties, U.S. will be focusing on his ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama wind up their joint news conference at the State Guest House in Tokyo’s Moto-Akasaka district on April 24, 2014. (Pool)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will stress closer ties between Tokyo and Washington in the national security and economic spheres during his visit to the United States, but it is...
White House expects no trade breakthrough with Japan during Abe...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama in Tokyo in April 2014 (Pool)
WASHINGTON--The White House on April 25 dashed hopes of a breakthrough on U.S.-Japan trade when President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet in Washington next...
S. Koreans fear isolation as Japan, China mend ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting in Jakarta on April 22 (Pool)
SEOUL--Concerns are growing in South Korea that the nation is being left in the cold as Japan and China continue to repair their soured relationship.
Former ‘comfort woman’ calls on Abe to apologize on U.S. trip
Kim Bok-dong at a Tokyo symposium on the "comfort women" issue on April 23 (The Asahi Shimbun)
An 88-year-old South Korean woman who was forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II on April 24 called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize...
U.S. lawmakers urge Japan's leader to reaffirm war apologies
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in Jakarta on April 22. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
WASHINGTON--Twenty-five U.S. lawmakers are urging Japan's prime minister "to formally reaffirm and validate" apologies made by his predecessors for Japanese wartime aggression.
INSIGHT: Japan, China signal growing thaw in ties during Jakarta...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before their summit in Jakarta on April 22. (Pool)
What a difference a few months make.
ANALYSIS: Chinese media reports indicate thaw in Tokyo-Beijing...
The national flags of Japan and China are not shown in this People's Daily’s photo of the April 22 summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping. (From the People's Daily)
BEIJING--Chinese media remained cautious about mentioning improved Japan-China relations, but their coverage of the meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi...
Seoul blasts Abe’s failure to apologize for war actions in...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in Jakarta on April 22. (Shinichi Iizuka)
South Korea’s foreign ministry expressed “deep regret” over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s failure to apologize for Japan’s wartime behavior in a speech he gave in...
EDITORIAL: Abe must not destroy a foundation for the future
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech at the summit meeting of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta on April 22. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once observed that “a foundation for the future cannot be something severed from the past.” He should never forget that these words came from his...
'Human touch' key to U.S.-Japan ties: Lessons from Tom Foley and...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States symbolizes how far our two nations have come over the past seven decades.
Abe offers 'remorse' for war but eschews apology in speech in...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, takes part in a photo session of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta on April 22 along with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, center, and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Shinichi Iizuka)
JAKARTA--Visiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said here on April 22 that international conflicts should be settled in a peaceful manner, but stopped short of apologizing for his...
Abe praises summit with Chinese leader Xi as very productive
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before their summit in Jakarta on April 22. (Pool)
JAKARTA--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 22 as “very fruitful” after they met here for the first time in five months on ...
ASAHI POLLS: Differences highlighted in mind-set on Futenma...
Opponents of the planned relocation of the Futenma air station to the Henoko district in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, rally in front of Camp Schwab in Nago on April 17. (Go Katono)
Most Japanese, whether they live in Okinawa or the main islands, give the Abe administration's handling of the Futenma relocation issue a poor rating.
Abe: No need to repeat same words found in Murayama statement
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his office in Tokyo on April 20. (Shinichi Iizuka)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said April 20 that his statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will not depend on the same wording as past apologies issued...
Abe sidesteps Yasukuni controversy by making symbolic offering for ...
A “masakaki” sacred tree branch offered by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can be seen in the background of this October 2014 photo. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering of a “masakaki” sacred tree branch to war-related Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo to mark the start of its annual spring festival on...
EDITORIAL: Ruling LDP, Abe administration ratchet up pressure on...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions from Mizuho Fukushima, a lawmaker of the opposition Social Democratic Party, during an Upper House Budget Committee session on April 1. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has recently been acting in an outrageous manner in dealing with dissenting opinions.
Interview/ Lee Jong-won: Repeated talks during 50 years of Japan-S....
On the 50th anniversary of the normalization of relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in 1965, the prospect for top-level talks between the two...
INTERVIEW/ Richard Lawless: China’s aggressive actions pushed...
China’s aggressive behavior generated a willingness on the part of the United States and Japan to find new areas of defense cooperation, said a former top U.S. Department of...