Jun 28, 2015

Abe eyes Putin talks in September or later

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two leaders join international gatherings overseas in September or later, a government source said Saturday. Abe expects any summit to lay the groundwork for a visit by Putin to Japan ...

Jun 27, 2015

University autonomy under fire

Education minister Hakubun Shimomura and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are moving dangerously close to trampling on the academic independence of universities.

Lawsuits based on WWII muddy effort to ease Japan-South Korea tension

Jun 26, 2015

Lawsuits based on WWII muddy effort to ease Japan-South Korea tension

South Korean activists are complicating President Park Geun-hye’s tentative steps to improve ties with Japan by turning to the courts to seek recognition that they were forced during colonial times to work for Japanese companies, used as “comfort women” in military brothels or suffered ...