May 31, 2016

Costs for Abe's overseas trips total ¥8.8 billion

Costs already paid for 40 of the 41 overseas trips made by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since the launch of his second administration in December 2012 total around ¥8.77 billion, a Cabinet statement showed Tuesday. According to the statement, issued in response to a ...

Graft charges against Amari and his aides dropped

May 31, 2016

Graft charges against Amari and his aides dropped

Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped graft charges against former economy minister Akira Amari and his two former secretaries over alleged graft, citing insufficient evidence. Amari has been facing allegations that he received money in return for doing favors for a construction company, which led him ...

Abe to visit Laos in September for ASEAN summit talks

May 29, 2016

Abe to visit Laos in September for ASEAN summit talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday he is planning to visit Laos in September for summit meetings involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. “I would like to pay an official visit to your country in September to take part in ASEAN-related summits,” Abe ...