National / Politics Feb 17, 2020

Abe apologizes for yelling at CDP lawmaker in Japan's Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized Monday for a recent incident in which he heckled an opposition lawmaker, and promised not to make irregular remarks in the Diet. "I apologize for making the irregular remark," Abe told a meeting of the House of Representatives Budget Committee. ...

The first missteps for Japan's first lady

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Mar 11, 2017

The first missteps for Japan's first lady

by Philip Brasor

On Feb. 27, Democratic Party lawmaker Kiyomi Tsujimoto submitted questions to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party about the activities of Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in regard to her relationship with Moritomo Gakuen, a controversial corporate body that wants to ...

Abe forced to apologize after heckling DPJ lawmaker

National / Politics Jun 1, 2015

Abe forced to apologize after heckling DPJ lawmaker

by Mizuho Aoki

As heated debate continued Monday in the Lower House over controversial security legislation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was forced to apologize for barking at an opposition lawmaker during a previous session and interrupting her question. "I apologize again for my remarks," Abe said as the ...