Oct 19, 2016

Abe aide prays for world peace during visit to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi on Wednesday visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, becoming the first Cabinet member to do so during the shrine’s autumn festival.“As a Japanese, I expressed with reverence gratitude for those who died for the state,” Takaichi ...

/ Oct 14, 2015

Government to create office for social revitalization

The government will establish an office on Thursday to be in charge of drawing up measures to achieve the goal of realizing a society that offers all people opportunities to play active roles, it was learned Wednesday.The office, to be created under the Cabinet ...

Oct 9, 2015

Kin of abductees hit out at 'revolving-door' Cabinet appointments

A representative for the families of Japanese abducted by North Korea decades ago has expressed dismay at the “revolving-door” Cabinet appointments to the post of minister in charge of the issue.Referring to the appointment of Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato to the post, ...

Abe set to announce 'results-oriented Cabinet'

/ Oct 7, 2015

Abe set to announce 'results-oriented Cabinet'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a Cabinet reshuffle set for Wednesday, is likely to appoint Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato as minister for measures to help create a society in which all members can play active roles, it was learned Tuesday.Abe is also ...