NATO chief, Abe pledge closer security cooperation

Apr 16, 2013

NATO chief, Abe pledge closer security cooperation

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Visiting NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen signed a joint declaration Monday in Tokyo pledging expanded bilateral cooperation in disaster relief, counterterrorism, nonproliferation and maritime security, particularly measures against piracy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Rasmussen inked the four-page statement during a ceremony at the ...

Mar 23, 2013

What's the LDP's true agenda?

In the wake of the LDP's most recent convention, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would do well to stop obsessing over nonessential constitutional revisions.

Mar 13, 2013

Kowtowing to the power companies

The Abe administration's apparent refusal to heed the lessons of the Fukushima nuclear disaster suggests it is just kowtowing to the power industry.

Feb 26, 2013

Tough talks ahead for Japan

Contrary to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's claim, Japan has not received a clear assurance from the U.S. that it can continue to retain high tariffs on such sensitive agricultural products as rice as a condition for joining the TPP talks.

Feb 24, 2013

Yamagata golf putter gifted to president

Washington KYODO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe presented President Barack Obama with a golf putter made by a Japanese manufacturer during their meeting Friday at the White House, a government official said. In 1957, Abe’s grandfather, the late Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, and then-U.S. President ...