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Japan PM Abe visits Australia's Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:57 PM

Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit the port city where more than 250 people were killed during World War II bombing raids – the worst-ever foreign attacks on Australia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) lay wreaths at the Cenotaph War Memorial during a two-day visit to Darwin on November 16, 2018.  Glenn Campbell / POOL / AFP

Trump threatens to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump described migration as a big problem for Europe. He then told Japan's Abe: "Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon."

ALLIES. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Japan's Abe to meet PH business groups, visit Duterte's Davao home

Jan 10, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in the Philippines from January 12 to 13 and will visit Manila and Davao City

'THEY HIT IT OFF.' President Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe share a light moment during the declaration of joint statement following the expanded bilateral meeting in Japan on October 26. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

Homeless out, world leaders in: Manila readies for APEC summit

Nov 10, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Presidents Barack Obama of the United States Vladimir Putin of Russia Xi Jinping of China are among the world leaders flying to the November 18 19 event

STREET FAMILIES. The DSWD denies allegations that authorities are planning to keep some street families away during the big event. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Tokyo urges Okinawa governor to back down in US base row

Apr 05, 2015 - 3:40 PM

However the Okinawan governor counters that while he understands the importance of the alliance with the US any national security plan must have the Japanese people s support

BASE IN DANGER? This photo taken on November 14, 2014 shows multi-mission tiltrotor Osprey aircraft at the US Marine's Camp Futenma in a crowded urban area of Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Japan minister sidesteps Okinawa governor in base row

Mar 30, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Japan s central government muscles the governor of Okinawa out of the way in a row over the construction of a US air base suspending his stop work order in the latest fraught chapter of a two decade row

BASE IN DANGER? This photo taken on November 14, 2014 shows multi-mission tiltrotor Osprey aircraft at the US Marine's Camp Futenma in a crowded urban area of Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Shinzo Abe re-elected as Japanese prime minister

Dec 24, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The powerful lower house votes for the 60 year old Abe with 328 votes against 73 for acting opposition leader Katsuya Okada An upper house poll officially confirms Abe s reappointment

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a joint press conference with his New Zealand counterpart John Key (not pictured) at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, 07 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Japan's Okinawa elects governor opposed to US base – exit polls

Nov 16, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Takeshi Onaga s apparent victory is a significant blow to the central government because the governor can veto the landfill work needed for a new base to be built

ANTI-US BASES. Residents of Japan's Okinawa on November 16 elect new governor - Former Naha mayor Takeshi Onaga (front C), who opposes plans to relocate a US military base. Photo by JAPAN OUT AFP/JIJI PRESS

A dose of Abenomics for Asia's development institutions: Starting with the ADB

May 10, 2014 - 7:31 PM

The Manila based international lender is in need of its own third arrow of reforms

Japan PM's visit to PH: 'Image-building'

Jul 27, 2013 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines and Japan will only provoke China with their strategic partnership which is the bigger picture behind the Japanese PM s visit says an analyst

Japan PM Abe escapes injury in five-car collision

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:32 PM

Japan s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe escaped a 5 car accident without any injuries

Japan PM vows new statement on WWII

Feb 01, 2013 - 4:07 PM

UPDATED Japan s hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he would release a new statement on World War II a move that could cause friction with neighboring nations including China

Shinzo Abe to be named Japan's next Prime Minister

Dec 26, 2012 - 5:28 AM

Japan s conservative leader Shinzo Abe is to be named as the country s new prime minister Wednesday after he swept to power on a hawkish platform of getting tough on diplomacy while fixing the economy