A Japanese cabinet minister did not know that people with whom she was photographed years ago belonged to a right-wing group now known for "hate speech" demos, a government spokesman said on Thursday, the third recent case of politically embarrassing snapshots of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s new leadership line-up.
North Korea is ready to provide Japan with initial findings from a special investigating team that looked into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang`s agents decades ago, Kyodo news agency quoted a North Korean diplomat as saying.
Even as the friendship between Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi blossomed during the new Indian leader`s first foreign trip, Japan Inc refused to get misty-eyed, wary of the pitfalls of doing business on the sub-continent.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday sent his condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the loss of life and property due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir and offered assistance to the affected ones.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered flowers and worshipped Monday at a historic Buddhist temple outside Colombo as he wrapped up his two-nation South Asian tour that also took him to Bangladesh.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew to Bangladesh on Saturday for a two-stop tour of South Asia as the globe-trotting leader asserts Tokyo`s interest in a region where it has ceded influence to China.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is wooing India to contain China by establishing a close security partnership with the country to garner support for Japan's territorial disputes with Beijing, a commentary in a state-run daily here said on Friday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is wooing India to contain China on its eastern and western fronts, a prominent Chinese commentator stated Friday following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s five-day visit to Japan that concluded Wednesday.
Japanese First Lady Akie Abe - often called the "domestic opposition" for her penchant to speak out - said on Thursday the country should consider cutting wasteful spending and boosting the economy before going ahead with a rise in the sales tax to 10 percent, as her husband wrestles with just that decision.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived back in India after his trip to Japan on Wednesday, said that he was happy to know that his visit had generated a lot of 'positivity and optimism' about ties between the two countries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived home after concluding his successful visit in Japan during which the East Asian country promised to give USD 35 billion to India over the next five years for developmental projects.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe picked two veteran lawmakers with friendly ties to China for top party posts on Wednesday in an apparent signal of hope for a thaw in chilly ties with Beijing and a summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.