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ERIKO YAMATANI

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 23, 2015
Three Cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine after Abe meets Xi
The visits by Eriko Yamatani, Haruko Arimura and Sanae Takaichi were likely to infuriate nations that view the shrine as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Feb 28, 2015
The candy, the whip and freedom of press in Japan
We are familiar with the carrot-and-stick approach in the West, but the phrase in Japan is "ame to muchi" — literally, the candy and the whip.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 8, 2014
DPJ member admits heckling female minister with sexually suggestive comment
A lawmaker has admitted to heckling Eriko Yamatani, minister in charge of the abductee issue, as she answered questions about alleged past links to the Zaitokukai anti-Korean group.
EDITORIALS
Oct 6, 2014
Curbing hate speech
Hate speech against Korean residents in Japan has become a big enough international issue for the United Nations to urge Tokyo to take steps to deal with the problem.
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Oct 4, 2014
Yakuza do what Abe Cabinet pick can't
In most countries, police officers and criminals are supposed to be on opposite sides of the law, especially the higher up the chain of command you go, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn't appear to think this is necessary.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Sep 20, 2014
Abe's female Cabinet picks warrant a closer look
In a Sept. 5 Twitter post, university instructor Akiko Orita pointed out that four of the five women appointed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his new Cabinet do not use their legal names. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi, state minister in charge of abduction issues Eriko...
JAPAN
Sep 18, 2014
Public security chief admits posing with anti-Korean activist
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / CABINET INTERVIEW
Sep 17, 2014
Foreign Ministry officials to meet with abductees' families
Japan's newly appointed minister in charge of the abduction issue says the government will arrange a meeting on Friday with families of the victims, in response to their request for a direct explanation about the status of negotiations with North Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2014
Abductees' families welcome new abduction minister Eriko Yamatani
The head of a group representing the families of Japanese abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s welcomed the appointment Wednesday of Eriko Yamatani as the new state minister in charge of the issue, expressing hope she "can quickly perform her job."
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 20, 2014
Cabinet may top record for women
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to have at least five female ministers in his Cabinet following a reshuffle that will take place in the first week of September, according to government and ruling party sources.

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