Oct 2, 2015

NHK chief defends broadcaster amid 'Abe channel' claims

NHK chairman Katsuhito Momii hit out at online criticism Thursday, in which the broadcaster was called the “Abe channel” in reference to its coverage of politics, saying it promoted “political neutrality.” “We are often called the (Prime Minister Shinzo) Abe channel online, but there ...

Sep 30, 2015

Abe's ¥600 trillion GDP goal called 'impossible'


After enacting contentious security bills earlier this month, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared that he is refocusing on the economy, with the goal of boosting gross domestic product by 20 percent to ¥600 trillion in 2020. The figure has been met with deep ...

Sep 30, 2015

Abe announces Cabinet reshuffle on Oct. 7

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he will reshuffle his Cabinet at the end of next week and will at the same time shake up the executives at the helm of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Speaking at a news conference in New York, ...