Nationalism not on the rise: Abe's brother

Mar 21, 2014

Nationalism not on the rise: Abe's brother

Nationalism is “absolutely not” on the rise and Japan remains committed to peace almost 70 years after its defeat in World War II, said Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi, the younger brother of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe’s December visit to Yasukuni Shrine, which ...

Bolivia expels USAID for 'meddling' in its affairs

May 3, 2013

Bolivia expels USAID for 'meddling' in its affairs

President Evo Morales on Wednesday announced the expulsion of USAID from Bolivia, accusing the U.S. agency of meddling in his country’s internal affairs in a new souring of often-tense relations. The United States quickly dismissed the allegations as baseless, and said Bolivia’s action showed ...

Feb 24, 2013

Whose morals will be taught?

The government’s panel on improving Japan’s education system has decided to have the government make morals a regular subject in schools. The Education Rebuilding Implementation Council, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and chaired by Kaoru Kamata, president of Waseda University, intends to advise ...