Nationalism not on the rise: Abe's brother

National 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 is ...

National Jan 16, 2014

Japan, U.S. share ADIZ concerns

Top Japanese and U.S. government officials reaffirmed their commitment Wednesday to work closely to deal with China-related issues such as Beijing's establishment of an air defense identification zone over the East China Sea that encompasses disputed, Japan-controlled islets. Nobuo Kishi, senior vice foreign minister, told ...

National Jan 14, 2014

GOP lawmaker prods Kishi on South Korea relations

Senior Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi discussed the contentious visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his older brother, to Yasukuni Shrine with Republican Rep. Steve Chabot on Monday, the U.S. lawmaker said. At a meeting in Washington, Chabot, a member of the House of Representatives, ...

National / Politics Sep 30, 2013

Abe appoints more women, brother to senior government posts

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday reshuffled his senior vice ministers and parliamentary secretaries by appointing more women, his brother and the son of his flamboyant predecessor to senior government posts. His Cabinet, however, was not affected by the reshuffle. The move follows Abe's speech to ...