Abe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26630/all en UPDATE 2-Japan PM cuts short Asia trip due to hostage crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-japan-pm-may-cut-short-asia-trip-due-hostage-crisis <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 18 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled part of his trip in Southeast Asia, his first overseas trip since taking office, and will fly home early due to the hostage crisis in Algeria, Japan's senior government spokesman said on Friday.</p> <p>Algerian forces stormed a desert gas complex to free hundreds of hostages, including Japanese, but 30 were killed in the assault along with at least 11 of their Islamist captors, an Algerian security source told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-japan-pm-may-cut-short-asia-trip-due-hostage-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Chief Cabinet Secretary Disaster Japan Politics Shinzō Abe Yoshihide Suga Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:15:25 +0000 5735944 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 5742840 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205-35 <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>Chinese warship radar-lock on Japanese vessel 'dangerous': Japan PM Abe</p> <p>si-hg/jw</p> Abe AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:15:43 +0000 5747091 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ China radar-lock on Japan ship 'dangerous': PM Abe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-china-radar-lock-japan-ship-dangerous-pm-abe <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", Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, as tensions in a territorial row heightened further.</p> <p> "It was a dangerous act that could have led to an unpredictable situation," Abe told parliament. "It is extremely regrettable. We seek their self-restraint in order to avoid an unnecessary escalation."</p> <p>si-hg/jw</p> Abe AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:15:44 +0000 5747092 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 <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", Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, as tensions in a territorial row heightened further.</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" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Politics Shinzō Abe AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:30:52 +0000 5747099 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Japan PM condemns N. Korea nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-japan-pm-condemns-n-korea-nuclear-test <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 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday condemned North Korea's nuclear test, saying it contravened international declarations.</p> <p>"(The test) violates a series of UN Security Council resolutions," Abe told parliament. "It was extremely regrettable. We will strongly protest."</p> <p>si-hg-str/ac</p> Abe AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:46:05 +0000 5753305 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Japan PM won't 'tolerate' China island challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/urgent-japan-pm-wont-tolerate-china-island-challenge <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 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Friday that he would not "tolerate" any challenge to control over contested islands, after China's growing incursions into the area.</p> <p>"We simply cannot tolerate any challenge now and in the future. No nation should make any miscalculation or underestimate the firmness of our resolve," Abe said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.</p> <p>sct/oh</p> Abe AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:46:24 +0000 5763827 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe says Japan wants in on pan-Pacific trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/abe-says-japan-wants-pan-pacific-trade-talks-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>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan wants to take part in talks aimed at forging a huge free trade agreement that could involve 40 percent of the world's economy.</p> <p>"I have decided to join negotiations for the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership," Abe told a news conference. "The vast Pacific Ocean is becoming an inland sea for a huge economic bloc."</p> <p>"What the TPP is aiming to achieve is to make the Pacific Ocean a sea where goods, services and investment are freely exchanged.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/abe-says-japan-wants-pan-pacific-trade-talks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:45:32 +0000 5784286 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM Abe and "Abenomics" enjoy strong voter support - polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/japan-pm-abe-and-abenomics-enjoy-strong-voter-support-polls <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 (Reuters) - Japanese voters maintain strong support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as his "Abenomics" economic policy helps weaken the yen and boost share prices, but have little interest in his plan to revise the pacifist constitution, newspaper polls showed on Monday.</p> <p>Abe, who returned to the premiership after his conservative Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) election win in December, has promised to beat deflation with a combination of hyper-easy monetary policy and big fiscal spending.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/japan-pm-abe-and-abenomics-enjoy-strong-voter-support-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Business Japan Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:16:33 +0000 5822016 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan starts state-led sales promotion in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/japan-starts-state-led-sales-promotion-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan and Russia should seek a "win-win" relationship, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday, intensifying efforts to promote Japanese technology and culture that he said would lead to further development in Russia.</p> <p> The two countries are "neighbors who would cause great win-win benefits for each other," Abe said at a meeting of Japanese and Russian business leaders in Moscow. "I hope Japan's economic strength will lead to more fruitful bilateral relations."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/japan-starts-state-led-sales-promotion-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Shinzō Abe Shuvalov Technology Kyodo News International Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:02:01 +0000 5828846 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, UAE set to sign nuclear agreement as Abe visits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130502/japan-uae-set-sign-nuclear-agreement-abe-visits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan and the United Arab Emirates are set to sign a nuclear agreement on Thursday as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is visiting the country, pushes his bid to sell Japanese nuclear technology overseas.</p> <p> The two countries' representatives will ink the deal following a meeting between Abe and UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130502/japan-uae-set-sign-nuclear-agreement-abe-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Asia Shinzo Abe United Arab Emirates Kyodo News International Thu, 02 May 2013 06:00:19 +0000 5829650 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, UAE sign nuclear agreement during Abe visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130502/japan-uae-sign-nuclear-agreement-during-abe-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan and the United Arab Emirates inked a nuclear agreement Thursday as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is visiting the country, pushes to sell Japanese nuclear technology overseas.</p> <p> It is the first bilateral nuclear agreement signed by Japan since the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant triggered by the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130502/japan-uae-sign-nuclear-agreement-during-abe-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Asia Shinzo Abe United Arab Emirates Kyodo News International Thu, 02 May 2013 12:00:20 +0000 5829785 at http://www.globalpost.com Hashimoto clarifies remarks on "comfort women" after flak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130507/refiling-update1-japan-taiwan-end-joint-fishing-commit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Wednesday sought to clarify his remarks on a system to recruit women into sexual servitude for Japan's soldiers during World War II, saying he personally does not condone the scheme.</p> <p> Two days after he made controversial remarks that the so-called comfort women were "necessary to maintain discipline" in the Japanese military, Hashimoto told reporters he simply stated a fact that people at the time had that kind of view.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130507/refiling-update1-japan-taiwan-end-joint-fishing-commit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Arctic Ashwani Kumar Asia Awami National Party Barack Obama British knights BSE Sensex Business Carrier Strike Group Eleven Chemistry Corruption in India Crimes against humanity Cross-Strait relations Cruise ships Daiichi Sankyo Dance in Japan Divided regions Economic history Economics Economy of Japan Election fraud Elections Energy Energy conversion Environment Ethics Films Finance Financial planner Fiscal policy G-7 Gambling in Japan Geography of Asia Government Greenhouse gases Health Independent Commission Against Corruption Inflation International criminal law International economics International relations International trade Island countries Japan Japanese people Japan–United States relations Kim Jong-il Korea Kyushu region Labor Law Liberal democracies Liberal Democratic Party Macroeconomics Mass media Member states of the United Nations Memoirists Muslim League Muttahida Qaumi Movement North Korea North Korea North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear physics Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear technology Okinawa Prefecture Osaka Pakistan Pakistani politicians Physical geography Poetry Political geography Politics Politics of India Politics of Japan Politics of Pakistan Polling place Public finance Ranbaxy Laboratories Republics Secularism Secularism in Pakistan Senkaku Islands Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Social Issues Sōka Gakkai Taipei Taiwanese culture Taliban Technology Toru Hashimoto Tōru Hashimoto Trans-Pacific Partnership Unemployment United States trade policy USS Nimitz Volcanism War Yonhap Yoon Yoriko Kawaguchi YTN Group Kyodo News International Tue, 07 May 2013 16:30:16 +0000 5832850 at http://www.globalpost.com Support for Abe Cabinet edges down to 68.0%: Kyodo poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130602/support-abe-cabinet-edges-down-680-kyodo-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has edged down to 68.0 percent in the latest poll from 70.9 percent last month, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.</p> <p> In a telephone survey conducted on Saturday and Sunday, 65.0 percent of respondents said they expect positive effects from "Abenomics," and the economic policies pursued by Abe to turn around Japan's deflation-battered economy, against 29 percent who replied they are not expecting much.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130602/support-abe-cabinet-edges-down-680-kyodo-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Kyodo news Shinzō Abe Social Issues Kyodo News International Sun, 02 Jun 2013 15:50:19 +0000 5850302 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, U.K. leaders to agree on defense intelligence-sharing pact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130611/japan-uk-leaders-agree-defense-intelligence-sharing-pa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan and Britain plan to agree at a meeting of their leaders in Northern Ireland next week to forge a defense intelligence-sharing accord, while discussing the establishment of high-level bilateral talks, a Japanese government source said Tuesday.</p> <p> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his British counterpart David Cameron are also expected to agree to sign a pact to protect each other's sensitive technology given plans to jointly develop chemical protective suits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130611/japan-uk-leaders-agree-defense-intelligence-sharing-pa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abe Shinzō Abe Kyodo News International Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:34:37 +0000 5855191 at http://www.globalpost.com