May 13, 2016

Nearly 60% oppose early Lower House election in Japan: poll

Nearly 60 percent of respondents think that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should not dissolve the House of Representatives early to hold an election, even if he puts off a planned consumption tax hike, a poll showed Friday. In the poll, 35.4 percent said there ...

May 13, 2016

Abe may meet with Obama on May 25

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama as early as May 25, Japanese officials said Friday. Obama will arrive in Japan in the afternoon of that day to attend the Group of Seven summit in the Ise-Shima area of Mie ...

Japan, Kuwait affirm Mideast peace-building goals

May 13, 2016

Japan, Kuwait affirm Mideast peace-building goals

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Kuwaiti counterpart, Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, agreed Thursday to cooperate in building peace and stability in the terrorism-prone Middle East. In a meeting with Jaber in Tokyo, Abe said situations in the Middle East such as the fight ...