Oct 18, 2014

Abe keen to establish new Japanese Constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his strong wish to draft a new Constitution during a radio interview aired Saturday. Pointing out that the current charter was drafted under the supervision of the Allied Powers during their occupation of Japan after World War II, Abe ...

METI chief Obuchi to resign over funds scandal

Oct 18, 2014

METI chief Obuchi to resign over funds scandal

Economy, Trade and Industry minister Yuko Obuchi intends to resign over shady irregularities in the political funds reports of her support groups, a government source said. The loss of Obuchi, a rising star in the LDP who was being groomed as a possible future ...

Oct 17, 2014

Japan may ramp up Ebola aid, Abe tells ASEM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday told foreign leaders that Japan is helping to control the growing global Ebola outbreak. Speaking in Milan, Italy, he called on the international community not to scale back assistance to nations struggling with Ebola epidemics and added that ...

Abe woos business leaders in Italy ahead of ASEM summit

Oct 16, 2014

Abe woos business leaders in Italy ahead of ASEM summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday sang Japan’s praises to a group of businesspeople before the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), apparently hoping to attract overseas investment at a time when “Abenomics” appears stuck in a rut. At a meeting attended by around 300 people, including ...

Oct 14, 2014

Abe to promise Kiev coordination over Ukraine crisis

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to promise Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Tokyo will closely coordinate with Kiev to help peacefully resolve the Ukraine crisis if they meet later this week on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan, according to Japanese ...

Oct 14, 2014

Abe to attend ASEM summit in Italy this week

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan starting Thursday, the government said Tuesday. Abe plans to meet bilaterally with other leaders and attend a meeting between Japan and the Nordic-Baltic Eight group for regional cooperation, Chief Cabinet Secretary ...