Shinzo Abe Headlines

  • NBC apologizes to South Koreans for analyst's remark

    NBC has apologized to South Koreans for an on-air remark by an analyst that cited Japan as an example that has been important to the country’s own transformation.

    Washington Post
  • The secret to Japan's economy was long underutilized

    Despite its demographic challenges, Japan's economy is chugging along. Paul A. Laudicina explains why that may be.

    CNBC
  • Pence upstaged by 2 Koreas' efforts to warm ties

    Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved to be short-lived, quickly drowned out by the images of the two Koreas marching and competing together, as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean Peninsula. ...

    ABC News
  • Pence upstaged by 2 Koreas' efforts to warm ties

    Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved to be short-lived, quickly drowned out by the images of the two Koreas marching and competing together, as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean Peninsula. ...

    ABC News
  • Vice president Mike Pence disregards North Korean official

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - For all of Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics, the images of the two Koreas marching together - and their officials shaking hands - at a time of heightened tensions on the peninsula proved impossible to counteract. Pence spent the days leading up to Friday's Opening Ceremony warning that the North was trying to "hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games" with its...

    SFGate
  • Pence's bid to isolate North Korea at Olympics falls flat

    For all of Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics, the images of the two Koreas marching together — and their officials shaking hands — at a time of heightened tensions on the peninsula proved impossible to counteract. Pence...

    ABC News
  • Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

    It was a historic moment, and it happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun. As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife greeted VIPs in their dignitary box to watch the opening ceremony, they turned to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's...

    ABC News
  • Analysis: As Olympics begin, 2 Koreas navigate an odd moment

    On Friday night, the world will witness a truly extraordinary moment: An Olympics convening in South Korea with the participation of its nuclear rival, North Korea. And against that backdrop of athletics and pomp, a cascade of political events unfolds even as the region's uneasiness about...

    ABC News
  • The Latest: Pence decries modern-day 'gulags' in North Korea

    The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Asia (all times local):

    Washington Post
  • Pence pouring cold water on warming ties between 2 Koreas

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pouring cold water on the warming ties between North and South Korea just as the two still-warring countries are joining up to compete together in the Winter Olympics.

    Washington Post
  • Pence won't rule out NKorea meeting, will 'see what happens'

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea.

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

    The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local):

    Washington Post
  • Japan is up in arms over a tiny speck on the Korean unified flag

    The unified Korean flag flying at the Winter Olympics shows Dokdo, which Japan claims as its own territory.

    Quartz
  • Japanese combat helicopter crashes in southern Japan

    Japanese troops on Tuesday found a body believed to be of the pilot of a military helicopter that crashed nose down, killing the co-pilot and burning down two houses and ripping the top floor off one of them. One resident of the house was injured slightly.

    Washington Post
  • Booming trade is clashing with geopolitical tensions in Northeast Asia

    The prospects of improving relations in Northeast Asia are going from bad to worse, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

    CNBC
  • Japan is Back on the World Stage

    John Hemmings Security, Asia Under Abe's watch, Japan has not only developed a national security apparatus, but pushed for collective security with regional partners. Just over a month after the foreign and defence ministers of Britain and Japan stood side-by-side in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich in December 2017, Japan's foreign minister, Taro Kano, and defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, were standing with their French counterparts in Tokyo. As with the UK-Japan 2+2, the meeting...

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