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Posted on 17 February 2018 | 11:58 am
Abe should open communications with North
The HinduAbe should open communications with North KoreaThe Japan TimesCurrently, one of the few powerful people to try talking is former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who is currently doing his best to defuse the ticking time bomb of nuclear power in Japan, a kind of potential self-annihilation threat all in itself ...Abe asks North Korea to return all Japanese abducteesThe Straits TimesAbe negative about Moon DPRK visitGkMenall 99 news articles »
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 2:06 am
Cabinet support rate up to 50%; 53% back
Japan TodayCabinet support rate up to 50%; 53% back pressure on N Korea: pollJapan TodayAmong other party members, Shigeru Ishiba, a former LDP secretary general and defense minister, was favored by 21.3 percent, while Shinjiro Koizumi, the party's chief deputy secretary general and a son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, was ...
Posted on 11 February 2018 | 1:48 pm
Cabinet's approval rating hits 51%, with
The Japan TimesCabinet's approval rating hits 51%, with majority backing pressure on North but not constitutional amendment under ...The Japan TimesAmong his rivals, former LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister, was favored by 21.3 percent, while Shinjiro Koizumi, the chief deputy secretary-general and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, was favored by 19.5 ...
Posted on 11 February 2018 | 5:13 am
Victims of the eugenics law - The Japan
Victims of the eugenics lawThe Japan TimesThe government should be reminded of the Kumamoto District Court's 2001 ruling that the Leprosy Prevention Law, which forcefully separated Hansen's disease patients from families and communities and confined them for life in sanatoriums, was ...
Posted on 3 February 2018 | 1:07 am
U.S. chose not focus on lack of new apology
Ten years later, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi expressed in his statement his “feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology.” Another U.S. official downplayed the lack of Abe’s own apology in his recent statement calling on people concerned to ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
China Stokes Anti-Japanese Sentiment After
Such visits have traditionally been a major source of Sino-Japanese tension. Previous visits by Abe and other Japanese prime ministers, particularly Junichiro Koizumi, led to massive unrest and destruction of Japanese businesses throughout China in 2005.
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 7:40 am
Abe set for uncontested LDP race
Only six incumbent LDP presidents have been reelected unopposed. Abe would be the first since then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi did so in 2001. There is some support in the party for Shigeru Ishiba, minister in charge of vitalizing local economies ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 12:19 pm
Abe’s Mixed Apology
So it’s a relief that Mr. Abe reiterated past apologies with the same formal word, owabi, used by Prime Ministers Tomiichi Murayama in 1995 and Junichiro Koizumi in 2005. He also...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 3:32 am
Exclusive: Japan Post's $11 billion triple
The privatization of Japan Post was first made into law in 2005 under then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi but it was a highly divisive issue as postmasters at the nation's more than 20,000 post offices hold considerable political clout with the ruling party.
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 11:08 pm