Abe Risks Repeating Mistakes Of The Past By Railroading Secrets Bill Through Diet

Abe risks repeating mistakes of the past by railroading secrets bill through DietOn Dec. 5, the governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and New Komeito strong-armed the House of Councillors special committee on national security into a vote on the special secrets protection bill. The legislation -- with amendments that do little to dispel grave concerns that surround it -- was passed by the committee, and the ruling coalition remains hell-bent on having the bill made law during the current Diet session.

Abe To Thank Chinese Man In Person For Saving Boy

Abe to thank Chinese man in person for saving boyPrime Minister Shinzo Abe will present a letter of appreciation to a Chinese man who rescued a boy from a flooding river in Osaka last month.
The man jumped into the Yodo River on September 16th to rescue the boy who fell into the fast flowing waters.

Abe To Skip Autumn Yasukuni Shrine Visit

Abe to skip autumn Yasukuni Shrine visitPrime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided not to visit Yasukuni Shrine during its Oct. 17-20 autumn festival, instead turning his attention to the immediate task of dealing with damage resulting from the most powerful typhoon to strike Japan in a decade.

Pm Abe Heads For Canada, U.s. As Syria In Focus At U.n.

PM Abe heads for Canada, U.S. as Syria in focus at U.N.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday embarked on a five-day visit to Canada and the United States to hold talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and attend a U.N. General Assembly meeting to pledge Tokyo's humanitarian support in the unfolding Syrian crisis.

Amid Radiation Worries, Abe Says Japan To Deliver Safe Olympics

Amid radiation worries, Abe says Japan to deliver safe OlympicsPrime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday Japan will deliver on its promise to make the 2020 Summer Olympics a success in a safe environment after the International Olympic Committee picked Tokyo as the host city.

"My heart was pumping (before the announcement) and I am so happy," Abe told reporters. "We will respond to the expectations and support by holding a successful Olympics. I think we conveyed the message that we can hold a safe Olympics."

Photo : Abe On Economist Magazine Cover

PHOTO : Abe on Economist magazine coverPhoto taken May 17, 2013, shows the cover of British magazine The Economist put on sale the same day, featuring a caricature of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comparing him to Superman. The edition carries an article on Abe's economic policies dubbed "Abenomics."