How Abe works, or doesn't work, with the media

National / Politics Dec 31, 2019

How Abe works, or doesn't work, with the media

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions in brief, on-the-spot interviews with beat reporters far less frequently than before, according to journalists who have intensively covered the country's longest-serving prime minister. Abe markedly changed the way he presents himself to the media from his first to ...

Two reporters and driver kidnapped near Colombian border: Ecuador

World Mar 28, 2018

Two reporters and driver kidnapped near Colombian border: Ecuador

Two journalists and their driver were kidnapped in a troubled area near Ecuador's border with Colombia, which Quito has said is rife with dissidents of the former FARC guerrilla group, Interior Minister Cesar Navas said on Tuesday. The three Ecuadoreans, working for the leading local ...

Abe pays respects to victims at French Embassy

National Jan 9, 2015

Abe pays respects to victims at French Embassy

by Magdalena Osumi

Expressing solidarity with the people of France, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday signed a book of condolences at the French Embassy's residency building in Tokyo as police near Paris hunted the gunmen behind a massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine. Also Friday afternoon, a group ...