National / Politics Apr 25, 2014

Cabinet's new energy plan praised by pro-nuclear U.S.

The United States on Friday welcomed Japan's new energy policy, which favors the use of nuclear power despite the three core meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant that tainted much of the prefecture with radiation in 2011. In a joint statement released after ...

Abe sought to boast better U.S. ties

National / Politics | ANALYSIS Apr 25, 2014

Abe sought to boast better U.S. ties

by Reiji Yoshida

For Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Thursday's summit with U.S. President Barack Obama should have been a big moment to trumpet the strength of the Japan-U.S. alliance, which he claimed has greatly improved after relations soured under the Democratic Party of Japan-led administration that preceded ...