Nov 5, 2013

Japan stands by 'aggression' portion of 1995 war apology

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday that the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands by the 1995 statement on Japan’s wartime conduct, including the statement that refers to Tokyo’s “aggression,” apparently to allay concerns in China and South Korea. During a session of ...

May 10, 2013

Abe's historical views risky for Asia: U.S. study

The U.S. Congressional Research Service has noted that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comments and actions on historical issues “have raised concern that Tokyo could upset regional relations in ways that hurt U.S. interests.” In a report dated May 1, the research arm of Congress ...