Shinzo Abe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24959/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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5732522 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM says BOJ must set 2 pct medium-term inflation goal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/japan-pm-says-boj-must-set-2-pct-medium-term-inflation-goal <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>TOKYO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Bank of Japan (BOJ) must set a 2 percent inflation target and make it a medium-term, not long-term, goal to show markets it was determined to pursue bold monetary easing to end nearly two decades of deflation.</p> <p>The government is negotiating with the BOJ to issue a joint statement this month to make the central bank accountable for achieving 2 percent inflation, double its current price goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/japan-pm-says-boj-must-set-2-pct-medium-term-inflation-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Economics Inflation Macroeconomics Politics Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733702 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Japan's Abe rolls out strategic PR, policy campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/analysis-japans-abe-rolls-out-strategic-pr-policy-campaign <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 14 (Reuters) - Buoyed by a December election landslide, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is rolling out a comprehensive PR strategy mixing Facebook, public appearances and policy announcements to prop up voter ratings ahead of a crucial July poll in an effort to avoid becoming just the latest of the country's short-term leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/analysis-japans-abe-rolls-out-strategic-pr-policy-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Japan Liberal Democratic Party Religion Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:00:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733930 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Japan's Abe turns to SE Asia to counter China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/preview-japans-abe-turns-se-asia-counter-china <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 Jonathan Thatcher</p> <p>TOKYO/JAKARTA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The last time he was prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe's inaugural foreign trip was to China. In the job again 7 years later and relations with Beijing now chilly, Abe is turning first this time to the rising economic stars of Southeast Asia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/preview-japans-abe-turns-se-asia-counter-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Socialism Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:15:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735029 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's Abe nudges China over territorial disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/japans-abe-nudges-china-over-territorial-disputes <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>JAKARTA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pointing a finger at China, said on Friday that disputes plaguing Asia over who owns strings of tiny island groups in the region, had to be resolved legally.</p> <p>Tokyo's relations with Beijing have chilled over the past few months because of bitter arguments over the ownership of islets in the East China Sea, enough to damage Japan's exports to its giant neighbour, home to the world's second largest economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/japans-abe-nudges-china-over-territorial-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia International relations Political geography Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:30:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736086 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 Thomson Reuters 5738213 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM Abe urges BOJ to make good on promise of bolder action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/japan-pm-abe-urges-boj-make-good-promise-bolder-action <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 Tetsushi Kajimoto</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowing to overcome what he called an economic crisis facing the nation, urged the Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Monday to hit its inflation target as soon as possible, keeping up pressure on the central bank to make good its promise of bolder action to overcome deflation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/japan-pm-abe-urges-boj-make-good-promise-bolder-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Inflation Japan Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740347 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM vows new statement on WWII http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/japan-pm-vows-new-statement-wwii <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>Hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he intends to release a new statement on Japan's attitude to World War II, just a day after unveiling plans to revamp the US-imposed pacifist constitution.</p> <p>The nationalist premier, who swept to power on promises of a more robust diplomacy that will stand up to China, has long been known to favour the toning down of a 1995 apology for wartime aggression directed at Asian neighbours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/japan-pm-vows-new-statement-wwii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:30:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742840 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM vows to repel 'provocations' amid island row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/japan-pm-vows-repel-provocations-amid-island-row <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>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Saturday to defend Japan against "provocations" as he toured the southern region of Okinawa near islands at the centre of a boiling territorial dispute with China.</p> <p>His comments came in the same week that his government approved a rise in defence spending for the first time in over a decade, explicitly aimed at beefing up defence of the contested island chain in the East China Sea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/japan-pm-vows-repel-provocations-amid-island-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Political geography Ryukyu Islands Shinzo Abe AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:15:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743862 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Japan's Abe looks to prove this time, he has the right stuff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/analysis-japans-abe-looks-prove-time-he-has-the-right-stuff <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, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Five years after staring into a political and personal abyss, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is out to prove that the man who threw in the towel after barely a year in office has what it takes to survive as a long-term leader.</p> <p>Abe, whose 2006-2007 term as premier ended with his abrupt resignation after a year plagued by scandals, an election defeat and a gastro-intestinal ailment worsened by stress, won a rare second chance when his party surged back to power in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/analysis-japans-abe-looks-prove-time-he-has-the-right-stuff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Japan Oddworld Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759521 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 5762746 at http://www.globalpost.com