Sep 20, 2016

Abe urges Congress to approve TPP 'as soon as possible'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the U.S. government on Monday to win congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact “as soon as possible” to ensure early implementation of the 12-nation deal. “Japan and the U.S. must each obtain domestic approval of the ...

Sep 19, 2016

Abe won't set deadline for discussions on abdication issue

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is suggesting there will be no deadline for discussions by an envisaged panel of experts on Emperor Akihito’s possible abdication. “Rather than setting a deadline, I first want to hear opinions from various people in a calm atmosphere,” Abe told ...

LDP groups ask Abe for tougher sanctions on North Korea

Sep 17, 2016

LDP groups ask Abe for tougher sanctions on North Korea

Two groups from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a request to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea following its fifth nuclear test. In the request, submitted Friday, the LDP’s Headquarters for North Korean Abductions and Foreign Affairs ...