Abe recalls Abebe, meets Ethiopia's running heroes

Jan 14, 2014

Abe recalls Abebe, meets Ethiopia's running heroes

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off a visit to Ethiopia Monday by meeting the country’s running stars and receiving a gift from the son of late barefoot marathon legend Abebe Bikila, winner of the Tokyo Olympic marathon 50 years ago. “My name is Abe, ...

Jan 14, 2014

Japan, Ethiopia urge peace in South Sudan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Ethiopian counterpart, Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday urged South Sudan’s warring parties to sign a cease-fire to end weeks of fighting that has left thousands dead. “We agreed that the cessation of hostilities in South Sudan and national reconciliation ...

Mar 16, 2011

Orientation of Nagoya politics

In Sunday’s Nagoya city assembly election, a local party led by Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura became the No. 1 party. Although his Genzei Nippon (Tax Reduction Japan) failed to gain a majority in the 75-seat assembly, each of the traditional parties lost assembly seats. ...

Mar 13, 2011

Massive quake hits Japan

With the memory of the Feb. 22 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, still fresh, Japan was hit Friday afternoon by a massive earthquake centered offshore. It served as a terrifying reminder that big quakes can strike anytime and that the central government, local governments ...

Feb 16, 2011

End of the Mubarak era

Eighteen days of protest ended 30 years of one-man rule by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. While the demonstrations had been mounting in intensity and reflected deep-seated grievances that had been building over decades, his decision Friday to step down was never certain. As the ...

Jan 26, 2011

Mr. Kan sets his agenda

Prime Minister Naoto Kan, in his policy speech before the Diet on Monday, expressed his determination to carry out unified reform of the social security and the tax system, which would include raising the consumption tax, and “opening the nation” in the 21st century ...

Jan 10, 2011

Relief for drug side effects

Even if one uses a medical drug properly, side effects cannot be ruled out. Thirty years have passed since the system to provide relief for sufferers from drug side effects was established in Japan. People should know more about this system and use it ...