Akihiko Reizei: Abe's Thoughtless Actions Damaging Japan's Own Interests

Akihiko Reizei: Abe's thoughtless actions damaging Japan's own interestsWashington was not sure how to react to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration when it was formed yet again on December 2012. Since then, the U.S. government has gained a better understanding of Abe’s directions, and it doesn’t bode well for international relations and the future of Japan, according to Akihiko Reizei, writer and journalist residing in United States.

American Eyes On Abe's Yasukuni Shrine Visit

American eyes on Abe's Yasukuni Shrine visitAfter Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s December visit to Yasukuni Shrine, Washington expressed its “disappointment,” and criticism of Abe swept through the U.S. media. American reactions to the visit have been overwhelmingly negative: some people are baffled, some are exasperated and some are downright angry.

Abe's Japan Faces Uncertain Future After Yasukuni Visit

Abe's Japan faces uncertain future after Yasukuni visitJapan faces an uncertain future in its relations with other countries in 2014 after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's surprise visit to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in late December drew a cold response from key global players, such as China and the United States, and risked Japan's isolation.

U.s. 'disappointed' At Abe's Yasukuni Visit

U.S. 'disappointed' at Abe's Yasukuni visitThe United States said Thursday it is "disappointed" that Abe has taken action that will "exacerbate tensions with Japan's neighbors," following the premier's visit to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine earlier in the day.