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Abe, Park meet in U.S.-brokered trilateral summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun Hye held their first formal talks Tuesday in a U.S.-brokered trilateral summit with North Korean issues top of the agenda. The three-way summit with U.S. President Barack Obama was arranged in the hope that face-to-face talks between Abe and Park will help the two countries to ease tensions and enhance trilateral efforts to deal with regional problems such as North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Abe, Park meet in U.S.-brokered trilateral summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun Hye held their first formal talks Tuesday in a U.S.-brokered trilateral summit with North Korean issues top of the agenda. The three-way summit with U.S. President Barack Obama was arranged in the hope that face-to-face talks between Abe and Park will help the two countries to ease tensions and enhance trilateral efforts to deal with regional problems such as North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Park to hold three-way talks with Obama, Abe

By Chang Jae-soon THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye planned to hold talks Tuesday with U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of an international nuclear conference in The Hague. The three-way meeting will mark the first formal talks between Park and Abe since they took office more than a year ago, and it could signal a thaw in relations between Seoul and Tokyo that have frayed badly over issues related to Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of Korea.

Abe, Park to meet in U.S.-brokered trilateral summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun Hye will have their first formal encounter Tuesday in a trilateral summit arranged with the help of U.S. President Barack Obama. The three-way summit was arranged in the hope that face-to-face talks between Abe and Park will help the two countries ease tensions and work together with the United States on dealing with regional problems such as North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Abe vows to strengthen measures for nuclear security

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to strengthen measures to ensure the safe management of nuclear materials and facilities as part of efforts to counter nuclear terrorism. For that end Japan will work closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Abe told a plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit attended by leaders from nearly 60 countries, including China and South Korea, and international organizations.

Abe vows to strengthen measures for nuclear security

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to strengthen measures to ensure the safe management of nuclear materials and facilities as part of efforts to counter nuclear terrorism. For that end Japan will work closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Abe told a plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit attended by leaders from nearly 60 countries, including China and South Korea, and international organizations.

Abe faces push-back in aim to free Japan military from constitution

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hitting a speed bump in his drive to ease constitutional limits on Japan's ability to fight abroad, as members of his own coalition put up obstacles that could force him to delay or water down the move. Abe has made clear he will press on with changes to free the military from the constraints of the pacifist constitution, but members of his own party are urging caution and his coalition partner is dubious about the wisdom of the historic - and unpopular - change.

Abe tells Anne Frank House chief book vandalism was "regrettable"

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the vandalism in Tokyo of books related to Anne Frank as "regrettable" during a visit to a museum Sunday in Amsterdam that commemorates where the Jewish girl hid from the Nazis. Abe told Ronald Leopold, head of the Anne Frank House museum, and staff there that it is "very regrettable that copies of 'The Diary of a Young Girl' have been vandalized at libraries in Japan. I will make sure such a thing will never happen again."

Abe tells Anne Frank House chief book vandalism was "regrettable"

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the vandalism in Tokyo of books related to Anne Frank as "regrettable" during a visit to a museum Sunday in Amsterdam that commemorates where the Jewish girl hid from the Nazis. Abe told Ronald Leopold, head of the Anne Frank House museum, and staff there that it is "very regrettable that copies of 'The Diary of a Young Girl' have been vandalized at libraries in Japan. I will make sure such a thing will never happen again."

Japan's Abe faces wartime history at Anne Frank house

By Geert De Clercq AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday that nations must face the facts of history, and his spokesman said there was no contradiction with his recent controversial visit to the Yasukuni war shrine at home.
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