Shinzo Abe

Japan’s PM Abe meets Trump

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described Donald Trump as a “trustworthy leader” after meeting the U.S. president-elect on Thursday to get clarity on statements Trump had made while campaigning that had caused concern about the alliance. Abe, speaking after the hastily arranged 90-minute meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan, reporters:[…]

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Abe to issue WW2 anniversary remarks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised on Friday to issue a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, remarks that will be closely analyzed abroad to see whether he dilutes past apologies over the conflict. The legacy of the war still haunts relations with[…]

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No troops to fight ISIS: Japan

Japan told the world’s nations Thursday it will never give in to terrorism and will continue providing non-military assistance for the fight against the Islamic State and other extremist groups – but not military troops or equipment “at this point.” Japan sent Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura to the[…]

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Exit polls show big win for Japan’s Abe

Media exit polls in Japan point to a commanding victory for Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition in Sunday’s elections. The vote was dubbed a referendum on the incumbent prime minister’s reflationary recipe for reviving Japan’s economy. The polls show the coalition – Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner[…]

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