Tagged: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

French President Emmanuel Macron, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe of Japan at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. © Valery Sharifulin / Reuters

Russia: between Europe and Asia

The question of whether Russia is a European or Asian country, or both, has perplexed its leaders and citizens for centuries. However, French President Emmanuel Macron believes he knows the answer.

First Sino Japanese War. Image from book of 1902

History is harsh unless you erase it

Shinzo Abe addresses a joint meeting of Congress   On his visit to the United States in April, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed Congress and told them: “History is harsh. What was done cannot be undone.” Apparently Osaka Mayor Toru...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of talks on Wednesday in Jakarta. | KYODO

Xi and Abe meet amid tentative thaw in ties

Despite a relationship overshadowed by Japan’s wartime past and a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea, the leaders of China and Japan held a 29-minute meeting on Wednesday on the sidelines of a conference in Jakarta

Japan ties with Moscow remain on track

Japan ties with Moscow remain on track.

While U.S. President Barack Obama and other Group of Seven leaders of advanced economies talk of sanctions or other punitive responses, Japanese officials say ties with Moscow remain on track.


Shinzo Abe sees a new dawn breaking over Japan.

I have my reservations about Shinzo’s “Abenomics” and I totally disagree with his view on nuclear energy, but maybe there are some things in his political program that will benefit people in Japan. I’m afraid his speech is just a...

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