Abe: Japan's Stance On Abduction Issue Unchanged

Abe: Japan's stance on abduction issue unchanged

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government's goal to resolve the abduction issue remains unchanged.

Abe met the head of a task force of his Liberal Democratic Party in charge of the abduction issue, Eriko Yamatani, on Thursday.

Abductees' Kin Call For Firm Stance On N.korea

Abductees' kin call for firm stance on N.Korea

Family members of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea have urged the word's nations to stand firm against Pyongyang until all abductees are returned.

They made the appeal at a seminar in Washington hosted by the Japanese government and US organizations.

Kono: Stance On Russian-held Isles Unchanged

Kono: Stance on Russian-held isles unchanged

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan has not altered its legal claim to four Russian-controlled islands, known as the Northern Territories, despite dropping a phrase from an annual foreign policy report.

Unlike in years past, the report does not state that "four Russian-controlled islands belong to Japan."

Ioc Stance Behind Takeda's Retirement

IOC stance behind Takeda's retirement

Pressure from the International Olympic Committee is believed to have been a factor in the Japanese Olympic Committee president's retirement.

On Tuesday, Tsunekazu Takeda said he will step down when his term expires in June. Takeda is under investigation by French authorities over corruption allegations in connection with Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Games.

Abe: Japan's Stance On Peace With Russia Unchanged

Abe: Japan's stance on peace with Russia unchanged

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country's position remains unchanged regarding a peace treaty with Russia. Japan insists that the treaty should be signed after resolving the issue of the 4 Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.

He made the remark during a meeting with Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi on Thursday after returning from Russia.

Japan's Stance On Putin's Remark

Japan's stance on Putin's remark

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday reiterated the government's unwavering stance that no peace treaty with Russia can be signed until the issue of the Northern Territories is resolved.

He told reporters that Putin did not make remarks on unconditional signing of a peace treaty during Monday's summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan's Stance On Peace Treaty With Russia

Japan's stance on peace treaty with Russia

Japan has long insisted that no peace treaty with Russia can be signed until the Northern Territories issue is resolved.

The government fears that concluding a peace treaty could be viewed as an admission that the Northern Territories issue does not exist.

Nagasaki Center: Us Nuclear Stance Inconsistent

Nagasaki center: US nuclear stance inconsistent

A research center in western Japan has called the US nuclear stance inconsistent as the country works to modernize its arsenal while pressing North Korea to abandon its nuclear program.

Nagasaki University's Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition released its latest report on Wednesday. It's based on information gathered from governments and research institutes around the world.

Honda Defends Safety Stance On Civic

Honda defends safety stance on Civic

The all-new Honda Civic hatch brings with it an impressive array of safety technology – but only if you buy the most expensive model.

That could be perceived as a problem for Honda, because the the Civic – whether you choose the new hatch or the existing sedan – doesn't have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in the four more affordable models in the range, but rivals such as the Mazda 3 have the tech fitted throughout.