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S.Korean statue showing Japan PM Abe bowing to ‘comfort woman’ draws...

SEOUL/TOKYO - The Japanese government reacted angrily on Tuesday to a statue in South Korea that appears to depict Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kneeling and bowing to a "comfort woman," a euphemism for women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

Big majority of Japanese reject gov’t tourism campaign amid new coronavirus...

TOKYO — Most people in Japan are against government plans to kickstart domestic tourism with a subsidized campaign, according to newspaper surveys published on Monday, as fears grow over the number of new coronavirus cases, particularly in Tokyo.

Abe pressures BoJ to ramp up stimulus ahead of rate review

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will work closely with the Bank of Japan (BoJ) to stabilize markets, piling pressure on the central bank to ramp up stimulus next week to fend off risks to the economy from the coronavirus outbreak.

Duterte, Abe expected to discuss peace in South China Sea

THE bilateral meeting between President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on May 31 will include a discussion on “peace and stability” in the disputed South China Sea, according to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Meynardo LB. Montealegre.

Duterte, Abe meet, tackle peace and infrastructure initiatives

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a bilateral meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore and discussed cooperation between the two countries on peace and infrastructure.

PM Abe’s falls in media polls amid scandal woes

TOKYO — Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, plagued by accusations of cronyism and cover-ups, fell to 26.7% in a survey by Nippon...

Japan’s Abe extends condolences

PRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe in his message on Monday, Dec. 25, to President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he was “deeply saddened and worried to...

Trump says Japan would shoot North Korean missiles ‘out of the...

TOKYO -- US President Donald J. Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” if it bought...

Abe’s rival party leader offers centrist choice to voters

TOKYO -- Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Sunday her new party aims to offer voters a “middle of the fairway” choice, seeking to...

Tokyo votes in crucial election for Abe’s ruling party

TOKYO — Voters in Tokyo head to the ballot box Sunday to deliver their verdict on Shinzo Abe's ruling party after scandals sent support...