Abe forced to apologize after heckling DPJ lawmaker

Jun 1, 2015

Abe forced to apologize after heckling DPJ lawmaker

As heated debate continued Monday in the Lower House over controversial security legislation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was forced to apologize for barking at an opposition lawmaker during a previous session and interrupting her question. “I apologize again for my remarks,” Abe said as ...

May 20, 2015

SDF will only be deployed to 'safe' places, Abe says

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rebuffed criticism on Wednesday that the government’s contentious security legislation would put Self-Defense Forces personnel at greater risk, saying they would provide logistics support in areas that are safe. In the first one-on-one debate with opposition party leaders since last ...