Apr 13, 2015

Abe plans to deliver speech at Bandung conference

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday expressed his intention to attend a summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung conference, to be held in Jakarta on April 22 and 23. Japan will make further contributions to ...

Wins in Hokkaido, Oita lift ruling bloc's prospects

Apr 13, 2015

Wins in Hokkaido, Oita lift ruling bloc's prospects

The governors of Hokkaido and Oita won re-election to a fourth term Sunday as the first wave of the quadrennial unified elections produced victories for the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito ruling bloc. In Hokkaido, Gov. Harumi Takahashi, 61, ran as an independent and beat rival ...

Abe WWII apology not 'necessary'

Apr 11, 2015

Abe WWII apology not 'necessary'

The acting chief of an expert panel on the World War II anniversary statement to be issued by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this summer says it need not include the expressions “colonial rule and aggression” and “apology” used in another anniversary statement 20 years ...