Mar 5, 2015

Growth in Japan uneven, tied to population size: poll

Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s focus on revitalizing regional economies, growth remains uneven across Japan — with the pace of recovery slow the past year in municipalities with smaller populations, a Kyodo News survey showed Wednesday. Nearly 80 percent of local leaders who responded ...

Abe urges Ukrainian foreign minister to enforce cease-fire

Mar 2, 2015

Abe urges Ukrainian foreign minister to enforce cease-fire

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called Monday on Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to implement the cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of Ukraine, as fighting persists. “All parties concerned must make good the Minsk agreement and make sure that ...

Mar 1, 2015

Abe's choice of words

What Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may say in a statement he plans to make this summer to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has become a politically charged subject of speculation.

Prince William encourages Miyagi 3/11 survivors

Mar 1, 2015

Prince William encourages Miyagi 3/11 survivors

Britain’s Prince William expressed sympathy Sunday at a meeting with survivors of the 2011 quake and tsunami during a visit to Miyagi Prefecture. During the meeting in the devastated city of Ishinomaki, the 32-year-old Duke of Cambridge told a couple who lost their children ...

Britain's Prince William visits Fukushima with Abe

Feb 28, 2015

Britain's Prince William visits Fukushima with Abe

Britain’s Prince William visited Fukushima on Saturday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to attempt to allay safety concerns in the prefecture due to the nuclear disaster. The 32-year-old Duke of Cambridge, who arrived Thursday on his first visit to Japan, ate Japanese cuisine made ...