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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 15, 2014

Komeito chief calls on Takaichi not to visit Yasukuni

Komeito to Takaichi: avoid Yasukuni The head of Komeito, the junior ruling coalition partner of the Liberal Democratic Party, urged internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi on Wednesday to drop her plan to visit Yasukuni Shrine during its upcoming fall festival. “We have been trying ...