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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Shot Dead During Campaign Speech
NARA, Japan (AP) — Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday, July 8, on a street in western Japan by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign...
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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Reveals His Thoughts on Putin’s Goals in Ukraine: Fuji Television
Speaking with Japan’s Fuji Television, former prime minister Shinzo Abe discussed his past conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin  Editorial update: Abe was assassinated on July 8, 2022, while making a campaign speech. Read more:...
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Tokyo and Washington Planning for Taiwan Emergency
For the mainland Chinese regime, Taiwan is a renegade province that rightfully belongs to the communist People's Republic. Though Beijing has indicated its preference for a peaceful "unification," it does not rule out military force,...
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China Calls ‘Emergency Meeting’ With Japanese Envoy After Abe’s Remarks on Defending Taiwan
After former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Dec. 1 that neither his country nor the United States could stand by if Communist China attacked Taiwan, Beijing’s foreign ministry summoned Japan’s ambassador for an...
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Fumio Kishida Set to Become Japan’s 100th Prime Minister
Fumio Kishida, 64, is set to become Japan's 100th prime minister following a leadership vote on Wednesday, Sept. 29, by the incumbent Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Kishida won the runoff 250-170 against rival Taro Kono...
Amidst Plummeting Approval Ratings, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to Step Down
Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga announced on Friday, Aug. 3 that he will not be running in his party’s leadership race beginning on Sept. 29, effectively ending his tenure as Japanese prime minister after less...
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks an Additional 50 Billion in Spending to Counter China
On Tuesday, August 31, Japan’s Defense Ministry asked for a 2.6 percent increase in its defense budget citing a need to counter China’s assertiveness in the region. The increase sought amounts to approximately 5.48 trillion...
Japan’s Revised Immigration Law Aims to Attract Foreign Labor
Employers and government agencies around Japan are making adjustments following the promulgation of legal revisions to the country’s immigration policy. On April 1, the Basic Plan for Immigration Control was updated to address longstanding issues...
US and Japan Closer to Trade Deal After Trump-Abe Meeting
On April 26 and 27, U.S. President Donald Trump hosted his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the White House for bilateral trade talks, announcing that the two countries may come to a deal...