Mar 23, 2014

Poll says more Japanese bullish on economy

The number of Japanese who believe the economy is heading in the right direction has risen to 22 percent, up from 11 percent from the previous year, according to a Cabinet Office survey. The figure was the highest since the survey began in 1998, ...

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 ...

Feb 13, 2014

Obama to shore up ties with Asia trip

U.S. President Barack Obama will make a trip to Asia, including Japan and South Korea, in late April in a bid to promote his administration’s commitment to the region, the White House said Wednesday. Obama’s trip to Japan, during which he will meet with ...