Questions surround veracity of video claiming execution of Yukawa

Jan 25, 2015

Questions surround veracity of video claiming execution of Yukawa

The release and subsequent deletion of a new online video claiming that a Japanese hostage had been executed by militants of the Islamic State group has raised eyebrows, with some questioning the veracity of the recording. Japanese government officials said they had not confirmed ...

EU welcomes more active Japanese security role

Jan 20, 2015

EU welcomes more active Japanese security role

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Monday welcomed Japan’s desire to play a greater role in regional and global security, calling the nation a “key” ally of the EU. Last week, the Cabinet requested the nation’s largest-ever defense budget, reflecting Prime Minister ...

In Israel, Abe says Japan is committed to Mideast peace

Jan 19, 2015

In Israel, Abe says Japan is committed to Mideast peace

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday their two countries will strengthen cooperation in countering cyberattacks and promote exchanges between defense officials. The leaders, meeting in Jerusalem for a second straight day, also reaffirmed close cooperation regarding peace and ...