Aug 5, 2016

Abe keeps key state ministers amid security challenges

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet on Friday approved a new lineup of state ministers and parliamentary vice ministers, retaining those overseeing diplomacy and defense in the face of regional security challenges. In Japan, government offices each have between one and three state ministers, and ...

Aug 4, 2016

Japan Inc. hopeful new Cabinet can revive economy

Business circles sent out supportive messages to the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said they expect the new team to revitalize Japan’s tepid economy. “We hope that the new Cabinet will exercise leadership to revitalize the Japanese economy and help realize ...

Indonesia names controversial ex-general as security chief

Jul 27, 2016

Indonesia names controversial ex-general as security chief

A controversial former military chief accused of atrocities during Indonesia’s brutal occupation of East Timor was appointed top security minister Wednesday, with activists calling it a step backward for human rights. Wiranto, named to the powerful post in a Cabinet reshuffle, was among senior ...