Abe not in hurry to amend Constitution

Jul 22, 2013

Abe not in hurry to amend Constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to stay focused on efforts to revive Japan’s moribund economy and to not aggressively pursue his goal of amending the pacifist Constitution, even though his Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito bloc now controls the Diet. Speaking to reporters a ...

Kan sues Abe for 3/11 defamation

Jul 16, 2013

Kan sues Abe for 3/11 defamation

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan sues Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for defamation, saying he has no grounds to accuse him of mismanaging the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

Jul 4, 2013

Abe aside, war apology stands: Suga

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Thursday reaffirmed that the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upholds the position set out by the 1995 apology issued by then-Prime Minister Tomiichii Murayama, which admits that Japan waged wars of aggression. “Prime Minister Abe’s comment yesterday ...

Opposition directly attacks 'Abenomics'

Jul 3, 2013

Opposition directly attacks 'Abenomics'

Opposition parties took aim Wednesday at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies, only to give the Liberal Democratic Party chief another chance to play up his administration’s “achievements” over the last six months. “We will rectify the ‘twisted’ Diet to bring political stability. We ...