Shinzo Abe Headlines

  • Japan’s Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader

    Washington Post
  • Abe’s third term: A chance for constitutional change?

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to be re-elected by his ruling Liberal Democratic Party to a third term as its leader, paving the way for him to become prime minister for up to three more years

    Washington Post
  • Abe says will talk more on peace treaty, islands with Putin

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will meet again this year for more talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Putin’s proposal for the two countries to sign a peace treaty and discuss the status of disputed islands

    Washington Post
  • Japan's Abe aims to rewrite constitution in 3rd term

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is vying for his third re-election as the ruling party leader next week, extending his stay in power to work on his long-cherished ambition — to revise his country's war-renouncing constitution. Abe reportedly has already secured about 70 percent of...

    ABC News
  • Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty

    Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.

    The Diplomat
  • Japan’s Abe aims to rewrite constitution in 3rd term

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is vying for his third re-election as the ruling party leader next week, extending his stay in power to work on his long-cherished ambition — to revise his country’s war-renouncing constitution

    Washington Post
  • Japan, Russia See Way Out of 70-Year Squabble

    Japanese and Russian leaders agreed to study joint rule of contested islands seized by Moscow at the end of World War II, offering a road map to re-establishing full diplomatic relations after seven decades.

    WSJ
  • Japan and China Find Common Ground in Trump’s Tariffs as Leaders Meet

    China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe met for the first time since last year and said relations were warming, a development Tokyo officials attribute to the pressure both feel from President Trump.

    WSJ
  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ——— EDITOR'S...

    ABC News
  • Japan's Abe tells paper that relations with China are back on 'normal track'

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's comments came amid intensifying U.S. trade pressure on Beijing and Tokyo that has raised concerns about protectionism and its impact on the global economy.

    CNBC
  • Petition demands Japanese lawmaker apologize for LGBT remark

    Japanese activists including seven parents of LGBT children submitted a petition with more than 25,000 signatures to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party on Friday, demanding that a lawmaker apologize for saying that sexual minorities are unproductive and don't deserve public support. A...

    ABC News
  • Petition demands Japanese lawmaker apologize for LGBT remark

    Japanese activists including seven parents of LGBT children submitted a petition with more than 25,000 signatures to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party on Friday, demanding that a lawmaker apologize for saying that sexual minorities are unproductive and don’t deserve public support.

    Washington Post
  • Japan would boost missile defenses in record military budget

    Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking to more than double spending on missile defense, including purchases of costly American arsenals, to defend against North Korean threats. The record-high 5.3 trillion yen ($47 billion) request for fiscal 2019, approved Friday by the ministry, is up 2.1...

    ABC News
  • Trump invokes Pearl Harbor during meeting with Shinzo Abe

    President Trump invoked Pearl Harbor during a heated meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House. “I remember Pearl Harbor,” Trump told Abe on June 7 about the infamous Japanese attack that propelled the US into World War II, The Washington Post reported. Trump then assailed Tokyo’s economic policies, lashing out against...

    New York Post