Jan 10, 2014

Oman hears Abe vow to seek regional calm

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, meeting Thursday night with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said, pledged redoubled efforts by Japan to help make the Middle East more stable. Explaining his policy to make Japan a “proactive” contributor to world peace, Abe said he will beef up ...

Sep 18, 2013

Mr. Abe's ominous defense moves

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approach to changing the government's traditional position on the right to collective self-defense undermines the foundation of Japanese democracy.

Aug 9, 2013

Mr. Abe's constitutional runaround

Shinzo Abe's choice for Cabinet Legislation Bureau chief gives away his intention to seek a constitutional justification for Japan's right to "collective self-defense."

Aug 2, 2013

Smarter diplomacy needed

Given the importance of rebuilding ties with China, perhaps Shinzo Abe should reconsider his emphasis on "universal values" as part of his regional diplomacy.