Abe may try to address unequal pay

Aug 19, 2016

Abe may try to address unequal pay

The government might try to raise pay for nonregular workers to about 80 percent of that earned by regular employees as part of efforts to live up to the concept of equal pay for equal work, officials said. The government plans to launch an ...

Aug 19, 2016

Putin, Abe to meet in Vladivostok on Sept. 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet in Vladivostok on Sept. 2, a Russian minister said Thursday. The meeting will take place during Abe’s trip to Vladivostok to participate in an economic forum to be held there on Sept. 2-3 ...

Aug 18, 2016

LDP factional races for Abe successor heat up

Most of the factions in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will hold seasonal gatherings in the coming weeks, with some of their leaders eager to strengthen unity as they look to challenge Shinzo Abe for LDP president and thus prime minister. The faction led ...

Aug 18, 2016

Abe considers landmark visit to Cuba in September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Cuba late next month, a government source said Thursday. The visit, which would be the first by a Japanese leader, would coincide with his attendance at the U.N. General Assembly in New York and give him a ...