Oddworld http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33931/all en 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 Alliance in focus as Japan PM meets Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/alliance-focus-japan-pm-meets-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 premier Shinzo Abe will meet US President Barack Obama this week for the first time since taking power, seeking to breathe new life into a key alliance at a time of heightened tensions across Asia.</p> <p>Abe will be keen to get the reassurance of strong US support on a visit to Washington that comes amid an escalating row with China over disputed islands, and in the same month that North Korea carried out its third nuclear test. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/alliance-focus-japan-pm-meets-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Oddworld Platform games Politics War Windows games AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:45:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761755 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM Abe's Pacific trade pact gambit pays off, for now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/japan-pm-abes-pacific-trade-pact-gambit-pays-now <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 and Kaori Kaneko</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's first politically risky step of declaring the country's intent to join talks on a U.S.-led Pacific Rim free trade pact appears to be paying off as his record high ratings edge even higher.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/japan-pm-abes-pacific-trade-pact-gambit-pays-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Oddworld Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786455 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM to unveil more economic growth measures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/japan-pm-unveil-more-economic-growth-measures <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 was expected Friday to unveil growth strategies aimed at perking up the economy, the latest steps in a policy blitz that has rallied stocks and boosted his popularity.</p> <p>Shinzo Abe will showcase his plans in a major press address as his controversial big-spending, easy-money policies -- dubbed "Abenomics" have fuelled optimism in an economy that has struggled for two decades.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/japan-pm-unveil-more-economic-growth-measures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Oddworld Platform games Shinzo Abe Windows games AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 05:46:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819934 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM: women key to promote economic growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/japan-pm-women-key-promote-economic-growth <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 Friday unveiled new growth strategies with a special focus on expanding business opportunities for women and providing job training for young people.</p> <p>Shinzo Abe also boasted of the benefits of his controversial big-spending, easy-money policies -- dubbed "Abenomics" -- that have fuelled optimism in an economy that has struggled for two decades.</p> <p>"Who are the human resources that Japan has failed make the best use of? They are women," he said in a special press address.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/japan-pm-women-key-promote-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Japan Oddworld Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:46:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820042 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM Abe escapes injury in five-car collision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130427/japan-pm-abe-escapes-injury-five-car-collision <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>A limousine carrying Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was involved in a five-car pile-up at a toll gate in Tokyo on Saturday but he escaped without any injuries, police said.</p> <p>Two guards in a police car accompanying Abe's official vehicle suffered slight injuries to the face, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesman said.</p> <p>The police car made a sudden stop at the toll gate, which led to Abe's vehicle bumping into it from behind.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130427/japan-pm-abe-escapes-injury-five-car-collision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land transport Oddworld Shinzo Abe Transport AFP Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:16:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826606 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan upgrades economic outlook as Abe's policies take hold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130519/japan-government-upgrades-economic-assessment-first-time-two-mo <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--><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> Financial data vendors Oddworld Thomson Reuters Mon, 20 May 2013 02:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5841639 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM Abe hops and flips in voter-wooing game app http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/japan-pm-abe-hops-and-flips-voter-wooing-game-app <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) - It's a bird, it's a plane ... It's a cartoon version of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, hopping and somersaulting his way through the sky in a smartphone game app his party hopes will lure young voters ahead of a July 21 election.</p> <p>A growing number of Japanese politicians are venturing into the cyber world after a legal change allowed the use of social media in campaigns, setting up Facebook pages and twitter accounts to woo voters before a July upper house election.</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/130628/japan-pm-abe-hops-and-flips-voter-wooing-game-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Oddworld Shinzo Abe Technology Windows games Thomson Reuters Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:32:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5870115 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe's holiday message turned into warning to China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130712/abes-holiday-message-turned-warning-china <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> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took an unusual step Friday to underscore Japan's sovereignty over a group of islands claimed by China, using a national holiday message to the public to issue a veiled warning to Beijing.</p> <p> "Peace and prosperity in Japan as a maritime nation are based on free, open and peaceful oceans," Abe said in a message released ahead of the country's Marine Day holiday on Monday, which is designed to give thanks for the benefits bestowed on people by the sea, according to the government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130712/abes-holiday-message-turned-warning-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Oddworld Political geography Politics Technology Kyodo News International Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:02:39 +0000 Kyodo News International 5882144 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Abe bids for stronger hand as Japan votes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-bids-stronger-hand-japan-votes <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 voters went to the polls Sunday in an election expected to strengthen Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hand, potentially giving him power to push much-needed economic reforms.</p> <p>Half of the 242 seats in the upper legislative chamber are up for grabs, in what is expected to be the last national election for three years.</p> <p>Voting began at 7:00 am (2200 GMT Saturday) across the nation. Booths close at 8:00 pm with broadcasters' exit polls expected shortly thereafter.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-bids-stronger-hand-japan-votes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Japan Oddworld Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Technology AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 10:33:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889367 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM Abe's coalition wins upper house poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/japan-pm-abes-coalition-wins-upper-house-poll <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 coalition of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a resounding victory in upper house elections Sunday, broadcasters' exit polls showed.</p> <p>The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner New Komeito claimed at least 71 of the 121 seats available, NHK projected, handing them control over both chambers of parliament.</p> <p>bur-hg/sm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Japan Oddworld Politics of Japan AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:02:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889431 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-wins-big-japan-upper-house-poll <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>Voters handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumping victory in upper house elections Sunday, exit polls showed, likely ushering in a new period of stability for politically volatile Japan.</p> <p>The projected victory means both chambers will be under governmental control, unblocking the bottleneck that has hampered legislation for the last six short-term premiers.</p> <p>That will strengthen Abe's hand as he tries to push through painful, but necessary, structural reforms aimed at dragging Japan out of two decades of economic malaise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-wins-big-japan-upper-house-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Japan Oddworld Politics of Japan Shinzo Abe AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:34:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889465 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-wins-big-japan-upper-house-poll-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>Voters gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a resounding victory in upper house elections Sunday, exit polls showed, likely ushering in a new period of stability for politically volatile Japan.</p> <p>The projected victory means both chambers will be under governmental control, unblocking the bottleneck that has hampered legislation for the last six short-term premiers.</p> <p>That will strengthen Abe's hand as he tries to push through painful, but necessary, structural reforms aimed at dragging Japan out of two decades of economic malaise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-wins-big-japan-upper-house-poll-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Japan Oddworld Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:37:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889488 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-wins-big-japan-upper-house-poll-1 <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>Voters handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumping victory in upper house elections Sunday, exit polls showed, likely ushering in a new period of stability for politically volatile Japan.</p> <p>The projected victory means both chambers will be under government control, unblocking the bottleneck that has hampered legislation for the last six short-term premiers.</p> <p>That will strengthen Abe's hand as he tries to push through painful, but necessary, structural reforms aimed at dragging Japan out of two decades of economic malaise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-wins-big-japan-upper-house-poll-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Japan Oddworld Politics Shinzo Abe AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:34:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889543 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-wins-big-japan-upper-house-poll-2 <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>Voters handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumping victory in upper house elections Sunday, exit polls showed, likely ushering in a new period of stability for politically volatile Japan.</p> <p>The projected victory means both chambers will be under government control, unblocking the bottleneck that has hampered legislation for the last six short-term premiers.</p> <p>That will strengthen Abe's hand as he tries to push through painful, but necessary, structural reforms aimed at dragging Japan out of two decades of economic malaise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/pm-abe-wins-big-japan-upper-house-poll-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Japan Oddworld Politics Shinzo Abe AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:05:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889654 at http://www.globalpost.com