Abe mocked on Internet over 'raw meat' fire model

Jul 23, 2015

Abe mocked on Internet over 'raw meat' fire model

Twitter users were howling in derision after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used paper models and cut-out firefighters on television in his latest attempt to explain the controversial security legislation. Apparently concerned about declining public support and suspicion over the bills, which will allow Japan ...

Jul 22, 2015

Japanese forgotten in Philippines ask Abe for nationality

The government was asked Wednesday to grant nationality to Japanese people who lost the legal designation after being left in the Philippines after World War II, as well as to their offspring. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received the request at a meeting with a ...

Drone disappears during windy test flight at Defense Ministry

Jul 22, 2015

Drone disappears during windy test flight at Defense Ministry

A commercial drone being test-flown at the Defense Ministry’s premises in central Tokyo went missing amid strong winds Wednesday but was apparently found and recovered hours later, the ministry said. The drone disappeared when members of the Self-Defense Forces and others were testing it ...

Analyzing Abe's fixation on the Constitution

Jul 22, 2015

Analyzing Abe's fixation on the Constitution

The nation’s pacifist Constitution remains intact more than half a century after Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi told U.S. television viewers in October 1958 that the time had come for Japan to abandon the war-renouncing Article 9. Amending the Constitution was Kishi’s long-standing political aim. ...