Obama assures Abe on Senkakus

Apr 24, 2014

Obama assures Abe on Senkakus

by Mizuho Aoki

President Barack Obama says Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that the mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands.

Apr 24, 2014

When will Abe learn?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dedicates a "masakaki" tree offering to the war-related Yasukuni Shrine as if refraining from an actual visit would pre-empt frictions with the U.S. and others. When will he learn?

Obama given traditional garment by Hokkaido Ainu Association

Apr 23, 2014

Obama given traditional garment by Hokkaido Ainu Association

The Hokkaido Ainu Association has sent U.S. President Barack Obama an Ainu traditional garment as a gift to mark his visit to Japan. Tadashi Kato, director of the Sapporo-based association, came up with the idea in the hopes that Obama’s awareness of the Ainu ...