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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Why the U.S. and Japan Should Lead in the Pacific

安倍晋三 (Shinzō Abe) | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
安倍晋三 (Shinzō Abe)

Our predecessors' actions brought great suffering to Asia's peoples, and we must never avert our eyes from that. Today the U.S. and Japan must spread and nurture their shared values: the rule of law, democracy and freedom.

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

Abe's Visit Will Remind Americans China's Power Must Be Checked

Yuriko Koike | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Yuriko Koike

TOKYO -- Would a world order designed by China allow for the rise of another power to challenge it in the way the U.S.-led world order allowed for -- indeed, encouraged and assisted -- China's three-decade-long boom? To answer that question, one can look to the writings of the Chinese strategist Yan Xuetong, whose book "Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power" argues that all countries must recognize and accept China's centrality to the world as the Middle Kingdom.

Merkel Reminds Japan To Confront Its Wartime Past

Reuters | Andreas Rinke | Posted 05.10.2015 | World

By Andreas Rinke TOKYO, March 9 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, referring to Germany's own experience, reminded Japan on ...

After the Icy Handshake, What Comes Next?

Yanmei Xie | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Yanmei Xie

Now that Xi and Abe have had their icy handshake, China and Japan need to move forward. Hotlines are necessary, but so is continued leadership: for President Xi, to ensure that anti-Japanese nationalism does not dictate policy towards Tokyo; for Prime Minister Abe, to tamp down tendencies towards historical revisionism.

China, Japan Leaders After 2 Years Of Bitter Relations

AP | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held an ice-breaking meeting Monday on the sidelines of an Asia-Pa...

Japan To Lift Some North Korea Sanctions

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 09.01.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Japan took a tentative step toward improved relations with North Korea on Friday by agreeing to lift some of its sanctions, as North Ko...

Japan's Defense Policy: A Domestic Or International Problem?

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

A man lit himself on fire in a busy Tokyo railway station on Sunday to protest a proposal by the Japanese government to weaken the country's decades-o...

NKorea Calls Japan's PM 'Asian Hitler'

Posted 02.04.2014 | World

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been riling up Asian neighbors recently with his government's nationalist politics. But once again, North Korea...

Japan PM Visits Controversial War Shrine

AP | KEN MORITSUGU | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects at a shrine honoring Japan's war dead in an unexpected visit Thursday that drew sharp rebuk...