Jan 14, 2016

Japan watching Hong Kong bookseller disappearance: Suga

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the government “would be concerned” if freedom of expression was undermined in Hong Kong following the latest disappearance of a bookseller who sold books banned on the mainland. Last week, Lee Bo, 65, became the fifth ...

Jan 12, 2016

MSDF ready to 'police' incursions near Senkaku Islands, Suga says

The Abe administration is ready to mobilize the Maritime Self-Defense Force for “a maritime policing operation” if a foreign warship enters Japanese territorial waters and its navigation does not constitute “innocent passage” under international law, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. “This (policy) ...