Aug 18, 2015

Government Web page taken down for revamp following Abe war statement

The Foreign Ministry has deleted a page from its website that explained the government’s position on historical issues stemming from World War II following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new war anniversary statement last Friday. Titled History Issues Q&A, the page featured eight questions on ...

Abe, Renzi agree to beef up security, economic ties

Aug 3, 2015

Abe, Renzi agree to beef up security, economic ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his visiting Italian counterpart, Matteo Renzi, agreed Monday to strengthen bilateral security and economic ties, and cooperate further on a wide range of global issues. “It’s significant that Matteo and I confirmed to expand the Japan-Italy cooperative relations and ...

Murayama warns of 'crisis' over security bills

Jul 29, 2015

Murayama warns of 'crisis' over security bills

Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said Wednesday “a sense of crisis” drove him to join protesters outside the Diet who were rallying against legislation that would overhaul the country’s security policies. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, the 91-year-old expressed concern about ...