Jul 11, 2015

Abe calls for fast vote on national security bills

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday called for a vote soon on national security bills that are being discussed by a House of Representatives special committee. Abe told the committee on security legislation that members now better understand counterproposals from Ishin no To (Japan ...

Jul 10, 2015

Abe reiterates regret over WWII, lauds Japan's postwar path

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expressed “deep remorse” over World War II, stressing the path Japan has taken as a peaceful nation since its defeat in the war. “Bearing in mind the feelings of deep remorse over the war, Japan has consistently walked ...

Jul 7, 2015

MSDF, Coast Guard to hold 'gray zone' drill off Izu Oshima

The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Japan Coast Guard are planning their first joint drill for a “gray zone” incident that would stop short of a military attack on Japan, according to a government source. The drill will be held “soon” near Izu Oshima ...