Jan 29, 2015

Tinkering with the war apology

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 ...

Jan 28, 2015

Abe calls 24-hour hostage deadline 'utterly despicable'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday slammed as “utterly despicable” a threat by the Islamic State group to kill a Japanese hostage within 24 hours unless Jordan releases a would-be suicide bomber on death row. “This was an utterly despicable act, and I am ...