The Abe administration will soon endorse a new basic policy on official development assistance under which Japan may extend aid to the armed forces of developing countries provided the aid is used for nonmilitary purposes such as assistance in times of disaster.
For his statement at next summer's 70-year commemoration of the end of World War II, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to avoid "nitpicking" words that were already used in Japan's 1995 apology for its wartime aggression in Asia. Will the new statment ...
The health and welfare ministry's decision to lower the upper limits of housing allowances alloocated to most of those people receiving livelihood protection assistance reflects the Abe administration's unreasonable attitude toward the weakest members of society.
The coldblooded and despicable murder by the Islamic State demonstrate that Japan and its people, despite their nonmilitary aid efforts in the Mideast, need to be on guard against becoming targets of terrorist elements and their twisted logic.
NHK has announced a three-year budget plan that includes strengthening its overseas services. But has Japan's national broadcaster figured out yet whether it exists as a news organziation or as a propaganda arm of the government?