Stories tagged: shinzo abe
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
Japanese authorities said they rescued all of about 60 North Korean fishermen whose boat collided with a Japanese patrol vessel and sank Monday in an area crowded with poachers.
Fri., June 28, 2019
World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they …
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to warn that an “accidental conflict” could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a message that …
Tue., May 28, 2019
A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you!” attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside …
UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019
All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn’t paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues: North Korea …
UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019
Trump heads to golf with Abe after downplaying down North Korean missile tests, changes of trade deal on trip
Fri., May 24, 2019
Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remains mum on reports he nominated President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesman declined Monday to say if Abe had nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though they praised Trump for …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
America’s top diplomat said Saturday the U.S. will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
Fri., March 9, 2018
A Finance Ministry official linked to a scandal involving the wife of Japan’s prime minister has been found dead, the ministry confirmed Friday, and a second official resigned.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
Donald Trump vowed a more “unpredictable” foreign policy when he campaigned for president. Mission accomplished, if the mood in Asia ahead of his first presidential trip to the region is …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Japan’s leader has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that his government fully supports the U.S. stance on pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, with all options on the table.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Japan’s House of Representatives was dissolved at the beginning of the extraordinary Diet session convened Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for a snap election that is expected to be held Oct. 22.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he’ll dissolve the lower house of parliament on Sept. 28 for a general election as he announced an $18 billion economic package.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
Theresa May got a taste of Japanese restraint and formality during a tea ceremony with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What might be lost in translation is how unimpressed a key …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Kim Jong Un might have done Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a little favor. The North Korean leader’s move to fire a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island on …
Thu., July 27, 2017
Japan’s beleaguered defense minister, a protege of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will step down in connection with an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, media reports said …
Mon., July 3, 2017
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party suffered a historic defeat in Sunday’s Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to quickly get the Cabinet and the LDP back on …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017
North Korea put on a huge military spectacle Saturday to celebrate its founder’s birthday, parading its series of new and technologically advanced missiles in front of Kim Jong Un and, …
Tue., March 28, 2017
A policy research group in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party will propose that Japan arm itself with offensive weapons for the first time since World War II, according …
Sun., March 5, 2017
Japan’s ruling party approved a change in party rules Sunday that could pave the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to become the country’s longest-serving leader in the post-World War …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe disappeared from public view for more than three hours here Saturday at one of Trump’s signature golf courses for what was …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
While trade and security were expected to be among the first items Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would broach with President Donald Trump when the two met Friday, another sensitive …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
Their long weekend mini-summit began with what can only be described as a “bro hug” – initiated by the new U.S. president. Donald Trump greeted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
The visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Trump-family-owned Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., this weekend is fraught with ethical problems. Will U.S. taxpayers pay for Abe? …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with Donald Trump after the new American president’s inauguration.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Hawaii on Monday to recognize the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941.