Shinzo Abe

Japan PM Abe - Government and Bank of Japan to work together to beat deflation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government and the central bank would work closely together and take all …

Economy

South Korea refuses to share military intelligence with Japan: report

Despite its agreement with Japan to share military intelligence last year, South Korea has limited the scope of information-sharing to only those …

North Korea

Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe say it’s a fresh start for China and Japan. Hmm... | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping have emerged from talks in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang to declare the two …

China

After numerous tests and threats, Japan now wants war with North Korea, not talks

Japan has for months urged its citizens to prepare for a possible nuclear war from North Korea, holding safety drills in schools and warning …

North Korea

Putin ally’s $400M yacht docks in Florida ahead of Trump arrival

One of the world’s most expensive yachts, owned by a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin, sailed into Palm Beach.

Donald Trump

NPR On Dip In Japan's Number Of Golfers, Cultural Changes

From GEOFF SHACKELFORD.COM<p><b>NPR's Elise Hu</b> looks at golf in Japan following the recent high profile round between <b>Donald Trump</b> and <b>Shinzo Abe</b>. Even with the <b>Olympics</b> coming in 2020, Hu explains how private clubs are dying, a few courses have even abandoned, the business culture is changing and young …

Japan

The US and Japan must be open to talks with North Korea, Behind Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption drive, Analysts misunderstand Saudi Arabia’s transfo...

A roundup of global commentary for the Nov. 20, 2017 weekly magazine.<p>November 18, 2017<p>The Japan Times / Tokyo<p>The US and Japan must be open to …

North Korea

Japan wants to make it easier to become a resident. Do you qualify?

When developed countries face challenges like an aging population, a shrinking workforce, and weak growth, one solution is to open up to immigrants.<p>Japan, instead, has tapped older women to join the workforce and is betting on robots to do the jobs humans once did. Companies are struggling in the …

Careers

Elon Musk’s Greatest Hits in Pictures

2017: Tesla Semi<p>Tesla unveils the world’s fastest long-haul semi truck, which can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 5 seconds while pulling a …

Elon Musk

BOJ stimulus exit made hard by Abe's election win: former policymaker

TOKYO (Reuters) - Premier Shinzo Abe's victory in last month's election may make it difficult for the Bank of Japan to dial back its radical stimulus next year despite the rising cost of prolonged monetary easing, former BOJ board member Sayuri Shirai said on Friday.<p>Critics, including Shirai, have …

Economy

Abenomics reminds us why ‘trickle down’ doesn’t work

As Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans gin up another dose of trickle-down economics, they’d be wise to consider Shinzo Abe’s plight in …

Economy

Israeli PM Netanyahu to be in India for three-day visit from Jan 14

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive in India for a three-day visit on January 14 as the two countries work towards a …

India

Japanese PM vows to increase pressure on North Korea

File: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to put more pressure on North Korea. Photo: Behrouz Mehri / AFP<p>TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister …

North Korea

In key policy speech, Abe sounds alarm about Japan's 'most severe security environment ever'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sounded the alarm about Japan’s “most severe security environment ever” in the postwar era, leading his key …

North Korea

Japan's Abe calls for debate on constitutional amendment despite resistance from opposition parties - Xinhua

TOKYO, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his hope on Friday that debate could be advanced on the thorny issue of …

News (China)

Seeing U.S. in Retreat Under Trump, Japan and China Move to Mend Ties

TOKYO — The first time Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, met President Xi Jinping of China, the body language told the story. Mr. Xi looked dour and stiff, turning away from Mr. Abe with pursed lips, as if someone had forced him into it after months of escalating tensions between their two …

China

Most citizens support military rule in the world's largest democracy

India, the world's largest democracy, is showing an appetite for military rule — a potential indicator that the country's nationalist politics are …

India

China's Strategic Competition Takes Shape In The Form Of A 'Quad'

When Xi Jinping first emerged at the head of China’s Communist Party in 2012, there was still some uncertainty concerning China’s strategic direction. The economy was clearly developing fast and China’s influence was growing rapidly as its investment footprint expanded into Africa and South East …

China

Japan sees new phase in long struggle against deflation

TOKYO -- Japan has entered a new phase in defeating deflation, the Cabinet Office said Thursday, but weak inflation points to the continued need to …

Economy

What five years of Abenomics has and has not achieved

IN TOKYO’S Iidabashi district, north of the Imperial Palace, young salarymen and women gather after work to enjoy grilled chicken and a drink at …

Economics

Japan PM Abe's reforms are helping markets, strategist says

Japan PM Shinzo Abe's structural reforms are helping companies become more shareholder-friendly, says Stefan Hofer, investment strategist at LGT Bank …

Japan

Trump discussed free trade pact with Japan's Abe, U.S. envoy says

TOKYO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump discussed a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo, the …

World Economy

Democratic forces must join hands to protect Indo-Pacific from China’s hegemony

With the spectre of a destabilising power imbalance looming large in the world’s most dynamic region, the Indo-Pacific, the imperative to establish …

South China Sea

Trump's cheeseburger draws a crowd at Tokyo restaurant

Yutaka Yanagisawa, the owner of a Tokyo burger joint, said his restaurant has been inundated with hungry customers who want to eat the same …

Japan

Abe needs to seize opportunity to push for a thaw

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made another rare constructive statement about China-Japan relations on Tuesday. This time on the sidelines of the …

News (China)

This day in history

Today is Friday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2017. There are 44 days left in the year.<p>Birthdays: Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma is 83. …

Boston

Japan eyes higher wages, productivity to end deflation risk

Japan's economy minister says policy needs to focus on raising productivity and wages to ensure an escape from deflation as the government prepares …

Economy

US, China agree not to accept 'freeze for freeze' agreement on

N KoreaBy Lalit K JhaWashington, Nov 16 (PTI) The US and China have agreed not to accept "freeze for freeze" agreement on North Korea, President …

North Korea

Trump’s ‘Tremendous Success’ Abroad Is Overstated

WASHINGTON — President Trump marked his return from a five-country tour of Asia by recounting on Wednesday its “tremendous success” and that of his other trips abroad.<p>Deterred only by a struggle to quench his thirst, Mr. Trump listed numerous achievements against terrorism and for United States …

Barack Obama

We might not like it, but Donald Trump really is a great global brand

The US President’s tour of Asia has only enhanced his reputation<p>It’s been a miserable two weeks for our Foreign Secretary. Not only did Boris Johnson trip up over the British woman held in Iran; not only did he find himself accused of puppeteering Theresa May to further his and Michael Gove’s …

Boris Johnson