Politics of Japan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24957/all en Japan's Abe to visit Southeast Asia to boost economic ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/japans-abe-visit-southeast-asia-boost-economic-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Antoni Slodkowski</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's first overseas trip will see him visit Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand in January, aiming to bolster ties with the growing Asian economies as relations with Beijing stay tense.</p> <p>Abe had hoped to first visit Washington in order to strengthen Japan's alliance with the United States, but the visit was postponed due to President Barack Obama's tight schedule, Japan's top government spokesman said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/japans-abe-visit-southeast-asia-boost-economic-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:30:16 +0000 5732490 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Japan's Abe to visit Southeast Asia to boost economic ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-japans-abe-visit-southeast-asia-boost-economic-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Japan to supply coastguard vessels to the Philippines)</p> <p>By Antoni Slodkowski</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will this month make his first overseas trip since winning office to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, aiming to strengthen ties with the growing Asian economies as relations with China stay tense.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-japans-abe-visit-southeast-asia-boost-economic-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:00:11 +0000 5732522 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's Abe treads warily around military shift after Algeria deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/japans-abe-treads-warily-around-military-shift-after-algeria-de <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Linda Sieg</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Algeria hostage crisis has given ammunition to Japanese conservatives keen to ease limits on military actions abroad, but Japan's post-World War Two pacifist legacy is forcing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to tread carefully.</p> <p>Abe, already labelled a right-wing nationalist, seems wary of upsetting volatile voters - whose top priority is reviving a stagnant economy - by appearing to use the deaths of seven Japanese to push his broader, hawkish security agenda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/japans-abe-treads-warily-around-military-shift-after-algeria-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Japan Labor Law Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:45:46 +0000 5738213 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Japan government to review statements on history - minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/interview-japan-government-review-statements-history-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Linda Sieg</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Japan's government will review statements by previous administrations about wartime history including a landmark 1995 apology, Japan's education minister said, but added that any changes would not mean rejecting those statements but making them "forward-looking".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/interview-japan-government-review-statements-history-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:15:37 +0000 5740899 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Japan government to review statements on history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/interview-japan-government-review-statements-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Textbook screening guidelines to be included in review</p> <p>* Any changes to history statements would be "forward-looking"</p> <p>* Japan students should be taught the "splendour" of traditions (Adds more quotes, background)</p> <p>By Linda Sieg</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/interview-japan-government-review-statements-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Japan Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:30:50 +0000 5740909 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-China and Japan seek to dial down tensions, but risks remain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/analysis-china-and-japan-seek-dial-down-tensions-risks-remain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Linda Sieg and John Ruwitch</p> <p>TOKYO/SHANGHAI, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Two Japanese F-15s scramble as a Chinese plane nears the disputed islands: one in the lead, the other providing cover.</p> <p>They issue radio warnings to leave the area, but are ignored.</p> <p>Visual wing-tipping signals go unheeded.</p> <p>The Japanese pilots consider their last option: firing warning shots - a step Beijing could consider an act of war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/analysis-china-and-japan-seek-dial-down-tensions-risks-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Japanese sentiment in China Politics of Japan Social Issues World War II Pacific Theatre Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:15:35 +0000 5744794 at http://www.globalpost.com China radar-lock on Japan ship 'dangerous': PM Abe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/china-radar-lock-japan-ship-dangerous-pm-abe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The radar-lock that a Chinese frigate put on a Japanese warship was "dangerous" and "provocative", Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, as tensions in a territorial row ratcheted up.</p> <p>"It was a dangerous act that could have led to an unpredictable situation," Abe told parliament. "It is extremely regrettable. We strongly ask for their self-restraint in order to avoid an unnecessary escalation."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/china-radar-lock-japan-ship-dangerous-pm-abe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 04:16:36 +0000 5747140 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM to meet Obama next week: spokesman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/japan-pm-meet-obama-next-week-spokesman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington on February 22, with North Korea high on the agenda, the top government spokesman said Friday.</p> <p>Abe will leave Tokyo next Thursday on a four-day US visit, accompanied by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who is planning to meet new US Secretary of State John Kerry, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/japan-pm-meet-obama-next-week-spokesman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:54:03 +0000 5756555 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-PREVIEW-Japan's Abe seeks to show off alliance, get Obama nod on Abenomics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/preview-japans-abe-seeks-show-alliance-get-obama-nod-abenomics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Deletes extraneous words in second para)</p> <p>* PM Abe seeks Obama signoff for economic recipe despite weaker yen</p> <p>* Japan needs ambiguity on concessions to join Trans-Pacific trade talks</p> <p>* North Korea high on agenda after latest nuclear test</p> <p>By Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/preview-japans-abe-seeks-show-alliance-get-obama-nod-abenomics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Japan Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:45:28 +0000 5761752 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Japan's Abe to showcase alliance, get Obama to back Abenomics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-japans-abe-showcase-alliance-get-obama-back-abenomics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Abe seeks Obama nod on economic recipe despite weaker yen</p> <p>* PM needs ambiguity on measures to join Trans-Pacific talks</p> <p>* North Korea high on the agenda after latest nuclear test</p> <p>By Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka</p> <p>TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be seeking to put a strong U.S.-Japan alliance on full display in the face of potential threats from a nuclear North Korea and an assertive China when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-japans-abe-showcase-alliance-get-obama-back-abenomics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:15:04 +0000 5762719 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM seeks united line with Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-pm-seeks-united-line-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday starts a visit to the United States in which he hopes to show a firm, unified line to an assertive China and a defiant North Korea.</p> <p>Abe holds his first meeting Friday with President Barack Obama at a time of growing tensions between Japan and China, which is seen as challenging Tokyo's control over strategic islands, and days after a nuclear test by Pyongyang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-pm-seeks-united-line-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Japan Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:15:59 +0000 5762724 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM seeks united line with Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-pm-seeks-united-line-obama-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday opened a visit to the United States in which he hopes to show a firm, unified line to an assertive China and a defiant North Korea.</p> <p>Abe arrived in Washington to meet Friday with President Barack Obama at a time of growing tensions between Japan and China, which is seen as challenging Tokyo's control over strategic islands, and days after a nuclear test by Pyongyang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-pm-seeks-united-line-obama-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Japan Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:46:11 +0000 5762746 at http://www.globalpost.com China slams Japan's Abe over interview comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/china-slams-japans-abe-over-interview-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China has slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for telling a US newspaper that Beijing had a "deeply ingrained" need to challenge its neighbours over territory, state media said Friday.</p> <p>Abe, visiting the United States for talks with President Barack Obama, told the Washington Post in an interview published Thursday that Beijing uses disputes with Japan and others to shore up its domestic support.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/china-slams-japans-abe-over-interview-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of Japan Socialism AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:45:20 +0000 5762941 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM to meet Obama on rising China friction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/japan-pm-meet-obama-rising-china-friction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe headed to the White House Friday on a mission to send a strong signal to China, which has stepped up pressure on the conservative leader over a tense territorial row.</p> <p>Two months after his right-leaning Liberal Democratic Party swept back into power, Abe was to hold his first meeting with President Barack Obama in hopes of showing the region that there is no daylight between the two allies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/japan-pm-meet-obama-rising-china-friction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Politics Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Technology AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:01:16 +0000 5763460 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Japan PM to work on BOJ head nomination next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-japan-pm-work-boj-head-nomination-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he plans next week to seek the backing of a junior coalition partner, the New Komeito party, and opposition parties over the nomination of a new Bank of Japan governor.</p> <p>"I'll be back in Japan on Sunday. From around Monday, I want to make headway on new governor and deputy governors," Abe told a news conference in Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-japan-pm-work-boj-head-nomination-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Politics of Japan Shinzō Abe Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:00:53 +0000 5763941 at http://www.globalpost.com