ARTICLES RELATING TO SHINZO ABE

China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits war shrine

2015-08-21 14:03

China has hit out at Japan after the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine, saying the country should "deeply reflect" on its history of aggression.

Calls to abolish nukes on 70th anniversary of Nagasaki bombing

2015-08-09 08:11

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with a determination to lead the global effort of nuclear disarmament.

Japan wants Biden to probe reported US spying

2015-08-05 17:23

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on US Vice President Joe Biden to investigate allegations by WikiLeaks that Washington spied on the Japanese government and companies.

Japan PM mocked on Internet over model explanation

2015-07-22 12:18

Japanese Twitter users are howling in derision after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used paper models and cut-out firefighters on television, in his latest attempt to explain controversial security legislation.

Japan PM apologises over heckling at parliament

2015-06-01 09:43

Japan's parliamentary session opened with an unusual apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his heckling.

Japan PM's wife visits controversial shrine

2015-05-22 12:07

Japan's first lady has visited the Yasukuni shrine honouring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, in a move that risks outraging neighbouring countries that suffered under Japan's WWII aggression.

Japan lawmakers submit casino legalisation bill

2015-04-28 12:45

Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have submitted a bill to legalise casino gambling, the latest bid to establish an industry which could generate $40bn a year.

Japan investigates after drone found on roof of PM's office

2015-04-22 13:51

Japanese authorities are investigating after a small drone reportedly containing traces of radiation was found on the roof of the prime minister's office.

Seoul calls on Abe to address past wrongs

2015-03-20 19:02

South Korea’s foreign ministry has called on Japan’s prime minister to include an expression of "sincere repentance" for wartime atrocities in a historic address he is expected to make to the Congress.

UN officials: Women are key in tackling disaster

2015-03-16 14:13

Women are far more exposed to disasters than men given their frontline roles in the home and in healthcare, the UN says, arguing that improving gender equality is key to saving lives.

 

Japan PM expresses 'deep remorse' for WWII aggression

2015-08-14 12:17

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, has expressed 'deep remorse' for the country's aggression during World War II, adding that it is a 'mistake that we followed the path of war'.

Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

2015-08-06 11:37

Tens of thousands have gathered in Hiroshima to mark 70 years since the dropping of the first atomic bomb, with opinion still divided over whether its deadly destruction was justified.

Abe asks Biden for investigation of possible US spying

2015-08-05 11:19

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has asked US Vice President Joe Biden for an investigation into possible spying on high-level Japanese government and corporate officials following WikiLeaks' release last week of a list of spying targets.

Japan's Abe pledges to improve ties with South Korea

2015-06-22 11:12

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has pledged to improve ties with South Korea after years of strain over history and territory, as the two countries held low-key celebrations of 50 years of diplomatic ties.

$4.5m win for Japanese teachers forced to sing anthem

2015-05-26 11:06

A Japanese court has awarded millions of dollars in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the country's anthem.

Japan cabinet to OK military expansion rules

2015-05-14 15:43

Japan’s cabinet is expected to approve a set of bills bolstering the role and scope of the military, as the pacifist country redefines its position in the increasingly roiled Asia-Pacific region.

Man held over drone found on Japan PM's roof

2015-04-25 10:00

A Japanese man has been arrested for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office, police say.

'Radioactive' drone lands on Japan PM's roof

2015-04-22 07:35

A drone carrying a small camera, a water bottle, a flare and marked with a radioactive sign has been found on the rooftop of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office.

Tunisia attack: Japan confirms deaths of 3 nationals

2015-03-19 07:49

Japan has confirmed the deaths of three of its nationals in the attack on tourists in Tunisia, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying three others were injured.

Japan PM Abe faces questions about political donations

2015-03-03 11:27

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he received donations from firms that got government subsidies, the first time he himself has faced questions about potentially improper donations.

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