Aug 3, 2015

Government calls U.S. spying allegations 'deeply regrettable'

The government on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as “deeply regrettable,” in its first official response to revelations from whistle-blower group WikiLeaks. “I will withhold comment. But if this is true, as an ally, it’s deeply regrettable,” ...

Suga calls for quicker elevator checks after earthquakes

Jun 1, 2015

Suga calls for quicker elevator checks after earthquakes

The infrastructure ministry has been asked to come up with ways to ensure elevators are restored faster following an earthquake after it emerged that tens of thousands of people were trapped in upper floors of skyscrapers and high-rise apartments on Saturday night. Chief Cabinet ...

Jan 10, 2015

War of words ahead for Abe anniversary speech?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might switch up Japan’s war anniversary statement and deviate from the landmark 1995 statement issued by then-Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, which clearly apologized for Japan’s wartime aggression in Asia, the government’s top spokesman said. “If it were the same, there ...