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10.09.2018 - 05:27 [ Straits Times ]

Shinzo Abe, Shigeru Ishiba in the running for vote to decide Japan’s Prime Minister until 2021

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and one-time defence minister Shigeru Ishiba were formally nominated to compete in an internal Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) election on Sept 20 that will decide who will be its President for the next three years.

As the LDP is Japan’s ruling party, the winner will be prime minister until 2021.

10.09.2018 - 05:24 [ South China Morning Post ]

Shinzo Abe indicates he wants to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution

However in his speech to the SDF’s top brass at the defence Ministry, Abe stopped short of directly mentioning amending the constitution, which took effect in 1947.
But repeatedly over the past year, Abe has called for adding an explicit reference to the SDF in the war-renouncing Article 9, so that there is no room to view Japan’s military as “unconstitutional”.

09.09.2018 - 12:14 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

S. Korean intelligence chief Suh Hoon to brief Japan PM on N. Korea visit

The director of South Korea’s National Intelligence Agency, Suh Hoon, is due to meet tomorrow with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo… to brief him on his recent visit to North Korea. Suh left for Tokyo this morning. It’s expected that he’ll convey Kim Jong-un’s reported willingness to denuclearize and ask for Japan’s support in reviving talks between Pyongyang and Washington to that end.

04.09.2018 - 06:54 [ Korea Broadcasting System ]

Bericht: US-Sondergesandter für Nordkorea besucht Nordostasien

Biegun werde unter anderem Südkorea und Japan besuchen, berichtete der Sender am Samstag. Weitere Einzelheiten der Reise waren zunächst nicht bekannt.

Derzeit herrscht in der Region Unsicherheit darüber, ob die Gespräche Washingtons mit Pjöngjang über das nordkoreanische Atomprogramm erfolgreich werden.

01.09.2018 - 16:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Japan and North Korea held secret meeting as Shinzo Abe ‚loses trust‘ in Donald Trump

Japan held a “secret” meeting with North Korea in Vietnam in July without informing the United States, according to media reports.

Talks were reportedly held between Shigeru Kitamura, head of Japan’s Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, and Kim Song-hye, a senior North Korean official in charge of reunification.

18.08.2018 - 02:09 [ KBS ]

Sondersendung zum Unabhängigkeitstag (Auf dem Weg zur Unabhängigkeit, Soldatinnen der koreanischen Befreiungsarmee)

„Diese Sendung beginnt mit einem alten Foto.Das Foto zeigt eine Gedenkfeier zur Gründung des Hauptquartiers der koreanischen Befreiungsarmee am 17. September 1940. Unter den abgebildeten Menschen sind auch vier Frauen in Militärkleidung zu sehen. Es handelt sich bei ihnen um Soldatinnen der koreanischen Befreiungsarmee. Wie sind diese Frauen zu militärischen Freiheitskämpfern geworden und was haben sie bewirkt? Nur wenig ist bekannt über ihre Aktivitäten, da es kaum schriftliche Quellen über sie gibt.

12.08.2018 - 09:31 [ RT ]

70,000 people protest US army base in Okinawa

Participants also held a one-minute silence to pay respect to the late governor of Okinawa, Takeshi Onaga, who died of cancer on Wednesday, in the midst of his aggressive anti-US base campaign against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration.

05.08.2018 - 15:33 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

S. Korean FM says ASEAN attendees supportive of Seoul’s policies, peace efforts

The chair’s statement from the ASEAN Regional Forum has not yet been released,… but many are keeping a close eye on whether it will reflect North Korea’s statement, in which Ri said that to move forward, Washington must take a new approach to build confidence… and implement all the points of the joint statement in a balanced, simultaneuous and phased way. Pompeo was reportedly not in his seat during the remarks at the ARF because of his schedule. And though the much anticipated sitdown between him and Ri Yong-ho did not take place either,… the atmosphere did not seem hostile at all.

05.08.2018 - 13:20 [ Yonhap (Südkorea) ]

No breakthrough at ARF for denuclearization, war-ending declaration

The U.S. is pressing the North to take concrete denuclearization steps, beyond a show of dismantling nuclear and missile testing sites in the absence of international experts.

The North says it has done a lot, and the Trump administration should reciprocate.

03.08.2018 - 05:12 [ KBS ]

Außenministerin trifft Amtskollegen aus Russland und Japan

Der nordkoreanische Außenminister Ri Yong-ho und US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo werden am Freitag in Singapur erwartet, um am ASEAN-Regionalforum teilzunehmen. Die Aufmerksamkeit richtet sich darauf, ob ein Außenministertreffen zwischen beiden Koreas und ein US-nordkoreanisches Treffen zustande kommen werden.

28.07.2018 - 08:07 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Schulterschluss in Ostasien

In öffentlicher Rede kündigte der Außenminister explizit einen „deutsch-japanischen Schulterschluss“ an, der darauf abziele, dass beide Länder nun, „Stärken bündelnd“, zu „Gestaltern und Motoren der internationalen Ordnung werden“. Ergänzend wolle man mit weiteren Staaten kooperieren und eine „Allianz der Multilateralisten“ bilden. Während seines Aufenthalts habe Maas, so heißt es, „mehrfach eine historische Schicksalsnähe der Nationen Deutschland und Japan“ „[ge]rühmt“. Die „Schicksalsnähe“ umfasste die Kollaboration der beiden Achsenmächte im Zweiten Weltkrieg.

25.07.2018 - 09:17 [ Japan Today ]

Japan, Germany agree to promote free trade, rules-based order

„The free, open and rules-based international order faces a serious challenge,“ Kono said during a joint press appearance with Maas. „Closer cooperation between Japan and Germany, (nations) that share the same values such as democracy, and lead Asia and Europe…is taking on greater importance than ever.“

23.07.2018 - 20:03 [ KBS ]

Süd- und Nordkorea wollen Rückführung von Gebeinen von Zwangsarbeitern in Japan anstreben

Das Projekt werde als zivile Bewegung durchgeführt. Man werde die Unterstützung und Kooperation der Weltgemeinschaft einschließlich Japans anstreben, hieß es.

Kim Hong-gul und der Vizechef des nordkoreanischen Pendants zum KCRC Yang Chol-sik werden die Leitung des Komitees übernehmen. Der Ausschuss wird sich aus jeweils drei Personen aus beiden Koreas zusammensetzen.

11.07.2018 - 16:06 [ Fefe ]

Gute Nachrichten! Die EU hat von CETA und TTIP gelernt, und „verhandelt“ JEFTA (mit Japan) noch intransparenter. Oder habt ihr schonmal von Jefta gehört?

Und die EU-Kommission verhandelt da seit 2013 dran herum.

Und wie heißt diese antidemokratische Vollkatastrophe, der Euphemismus für dieses „Verfahren“? Das stille Zustimmungsverfahren. Still, indeed.

25.06.2018 - 09:14 [ Japan Times ]

Japan considers crime prediction system using big data and AI

Street crime prediction “has already achieved results in Europe and the United States,” said Mami Kajita, who established the data-analysis company Singular Perturbations Inc. last year in hopes of developing a Japanese version of the methods used in the United States.

25.06.2018 - 08:25 [ Japan Times ]

Despite hype, Japan’s envoys skeptical an Abe-Kim summit would be productive

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had long made a big deal out taking a hard-line stance against North Korea. But the historic June 12 meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump seems to have changed his mind.

Abe, who had ruled out “dialogue for the sake of dialogue” with the nuclear-armed hermit state, now appears eager to arrange a summit with Kim following the dramatic show created by the Kim-Trump summit in Singapore.

19.06.2018 - 10:59 [ Japan Times ]

Japan’s ruling bloc pushes labor bill through the Lower House amid worries over karōshi

(31.5.2018) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition pushed a bill through the Lower House on Thursday that the government says will represent the biggest shake-up of Japan’s labor laws in its postwar history, brushing off criticism from the opposition that it risks worsening the nation’s entrenched problem of karōshi (death from overwork).

19.06.2018 - 10:57 [ NZZ.ch ]

Japan arbeitet sich zu Tode

(25.10.2016) Die tragischen Todesfälle werfen ein erschütterndes Bild auf die Arbeitskultur in Japan, wo gute Arbeit vielfach immer noch an der Zahl der gearbeiteten Stunden und nicht an der Leistung gemessen wird. Beide Fälle wurden gerade von den staatlichen Behörden als «Karoshi», als Tod durch Überarbeitung, anerkannt. Als Grenze gelten dabei 80 oder mehr Überstunden im Monat.

19.06.2018 - 10:49 [ Japan Times ]

Study faults Japan for inaction on modern-day slavery

(31.5.2016) “Business and governments both have a role to play,” she said. “We call on Japan to enact laws . . . to ensure that companies and other organizations are held to account for their role in using forced labor in their supply chains, and to empower independent oversight.”

The report’s estimate of 45.8 million slaves worldwide is a rise of nearly 30 percent from a similar survey two years ago. The leap was attributed to better data collection.

18.06.2018 - 12:01 [ Japan Times ]

To counter overstayers, Japan plans new surveillance system to manage foreign residents’ data

The Justice Ministry will play a key role in handling the information, which will include records on employment, tax payments and marriage that is currently being separately managed by central and local government agencies.

The system is intended to strengthen government surveillance of overstayers as the nation imports more foreign labor to ease a severe nationwide labor shortage.

18.06.2018 - 11:53 [ Japan Today ]

3 dead, more than 200 injured after M6.1 quake hits northern Osaka region

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit Osaka and other parts of western Japan on Monday morning, leaving at least three people dead and more than 200 injured, disrupting rush-hour traffic and cutting off power, water and gas in the area.

The 7:58 a.m. quake occurred at a depth of about 13 kilometers in the northern part of Osaka Prefecture, where it registered lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

16.06.2018 - 20:44 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Trump-Kim summit leaves Japan struggling with outdated strategy

The friendly meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday points to a change in Japan’s role in the Korean Peninsula issue. To be specific, Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and now is just a bystander.

14.06.2018 - 16:35 [ Straits Times ]

Japan says joint military drills between US and South Korea are a ‚vital security deterrent‘

Mr Kono told a news conference alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung Wha that while precise details of the halt in joint war games are to be ironed out between the US and South Korea, „we understand that any pause in exercise is contingent upon DPRK action towards denuclearisation“.

14.06.2018 - 11:52 [ KBS ]

Beide Koreas, Japan und China wollen gemeinsame Austragung von Fußball-WM 2030 anstreben

Der südkoreanische Fußballverband (KFA) hatte vor, mit China und Japan um die Austragung der WM 2030 zu werben. KFA-Präsident Chung Mong-gyu teilte mit, er habe beim FIFA-Kongress Nordkorea vorgeschlagen, sich dem Plan anzuschließen, und eine positive Antwort erhalten.

14.06.2018 - 11:24 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

South Korea-U.S.-Japan foreign ministers‘ press conference

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came straight from the North Korea-U.S. summit in Singapore to brief his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul. They gave a press conference after their meeting. Let’s start this part of the show by taking a listen to some what they had to say.

14.06.2018 - 11:16 [ Spiegel.de ]

US-Außenminister in Seoul: Pompeo sieht noch Diskussionsbedarf – vorerst keine Lockerung der Sanktionen

Bevor er nach China aufbricht hat US-Außenminister Pompeo mit dem südkoreanischen Präsidenten über den Trump-Kim-Gipfel gesprochen. Laut Moon ist die gesamte Welt der Bedrohung eines Atomkriegs entkommen.

14.06.2018 - 10:59 [ KBS ]

Pompeo: USA, Südkorea und Japan arbeiten in Richtung CVID Nordkoreas

Laut US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo arbeiten Südkorea, die USA und Japan in Richtung einer vollständigen, nachweislichen und unumkehrbaren Denuklearisierung Nordkoreas.

Das sagte der Chefdiplomat heute auf der gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz nach seinem Treffen mit Südkoreas Außenministerin Kang Kyung-wha und Japans Außenminister Taro Kono.

10.06.2018 - 18:53 [ Japan Times ]

Abe eager to hold summit with North Korea to resolve decades-old abduction issue

“I’m determined to resolve the abduction issue through direct talks between our country and North Korea,” he said at a press conference to wrap up his visits to the United States and Canada. “I strongly hope that major results will be achieved” at a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slated for Tuesday in Singapore, Abe added.

05.06.2018 - 11:30 [ Shingetsu News Agency ]

How the Finance Ministry Was Corrupted

The document forgery scandal shaking Japanese democracy would not have occurred a decade ago, and it is important to understand how and why the Finance Ministry was so deeply corrupted during the Shinzo Abe era.

The Prime Minister’s Office has been gaining strength vis-a-vis the National Diet and the bureaucracy since the 1990s, which was a movement originally led by Ichiro Ozawa, advanced significantly by Junichiro Koizumi, but really brought into its own in the Abe era.

03.06.2018 - 17:15 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Japan pulls away from US amid Russia pivot

Abe and Putin have met 21 times and the latest summit came when both leaders have consolidated power at home. Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament in late September last year and won the snap election, which gave him a chance to lead Japan through 2021. Despite a slump in the approval rating of the Abe cabinet, nobody, be it from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party or the opposition parties, is able to now challenge Abe’s authority. Putin started another six-year term after he won presidential elections in March. Given the stability of the Abe and Putin governments, the bilateral policies will continue to be steadily implemented.

02.06.2018 - 09:51 [ KBS ]

Shangri-La-Dialog mit Diskussionen über USA-Nordkorea-Gipfel

An der als Shangri-La-Dialog bezeichneten Konferenz nehmen Vertreter aus über 40 Staaten teil, darunter den USA, Südkorea, Japan, China, Russland und zehn ASEAN-Staaten. Tagungsort ist das Shangri-La Hotel. Dort könnte auch der USA-Nordkorea-Gipfel stattfinden.

27.05.2018 - 12:03 [ Joseph Yi, Seoul / New York Times ]

In Korea, Confounded by Trump

(25.5.2018) I am a Korean-American professor in Seoul. Most people here seem confounded by President Trump’s actions. Mr. Trump is the rare American president who makes the North Korean regime look stable and mature in comparison. This month, he has alienated both his European and Asian democratic allies — alliances that took decades to develop. This is a low point for American diplomacy and leadership.

For the sake of global peace and prosperity, I sincerely pray that our president can learn from this debacle and exercise more strategic thinking and deliberation. In the meantime, I encourage the elected leaders of South Korea and Japan to meet and negotiate a mutually beneficial peace with the North Korean government.

23.05.2018 - 12:22 [ Newsweek ]

Russia and Japan Plan North Korea Strategy in Case Trump-Kim Summit Falls Apart

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to visit Moscow, where he will sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss North Korea and other matters.

“I would like to confirm cooperation in resolving the North Korea issue,“ Abe told journalists Monday ahead of the meeting. Top foreign affairs and defense officials from both countries will also meet over the coming week.

23.05.2018 - 12:16 [ KBS ]

65 Prozent der Opfer der Sexsklaverei der japanischen Armee leiden noch unter PTBS

Die meisten koreanischen Überlebenden der Sexsklaverei der japanischen Armee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs leiden immer noch unter einer Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung (PTBS).

Das teilte ein Forschungsteam unter Professorin Lee So-young von der Soon Chun Hyang Universitätsklinik in Bucheon mit. Das Team führte Einzelinterviews mit 20 von 38 mit Stand von 2016 noch lebenden Opfern der Sexsklaverei in Südkorea.

20.05.2018 - 09:37 [ Tass.com ]

Japan’s premier expects progress at talks with Putin on signing peace treaty

Following their meeting, Putin and Abe adopted a joint declaration where they noted that the start of consultations on the joint economic activity of Russia and Japan on the south Kuril Islands could become an important step towards concluding the peace treaty.

As the Kremlin press office reported on Friday, Abe will visit Russia on May 25-26 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

17.05.2018 - 12:56 [ Japan Today ]

3 more victims sue Japanese government over forced sterilization

Japan’s health ministry acknowledges that around 16,500 people were forcibly sterilized under a eugenics law in place between 1948 and 1996.

The law allowed doctors to sterilize people with heritable intellectual disabilities, to „prevent the generation of poor quality descendants“.

Another 8,500 people were sterilized with their consent, according to authorities, though lawyers say even those cases were likely „de facto forced“ because of the pressure individuals faced.

16.05.2018 - 09:48 [ KBS ]

Unternehmer aus Südkorea, USA und Japan diskutieren über Kooperation wegen Nordkorea-Investitionen

Der südkoreanische Unternehmerverband FKI veranstaltete am Dienstag in Washington gemeinsam mit der US-Handelskammer und dem japanischen Unternehmerverband Keidanren ein trilaterales Strategietreffen und ein bilaterales Treffen mit der US-Seite. Das Treffen soll bis Mittwoch andauern.

13.05.2018 - 14:01 [ KBS ]

Abe erwartet Gipfeltreffen mit Kim Jong-un

In einem Programm des japanischen Fernsehsenders Fuji TV sagte Abe am Freitag, Nordkoreas Machthaber Kim Jong-un werde hoffentlich verstehen, dass nicht nur Gipfeltreffen mit den USA oder Südkorea, sondern auch ein japanisch-nordkoreanisches Gipfeltreffen wichtig sei.

11.05.2018 - 20:42 [ Radio China ]

Li Keqiang trifft japanischen Kaiser

Der chinesische Ministerpräsident Li Keqiang hat sich am Donnerstag in Tokio mit dem japanischen Kaiser Akihito getroffen.

Li Keqiang überbrachte dabei zunächst Grüße des chinesischen Staatspräsidenten Xi Jinping an Akihito. Im laufenden Jahr werde das 40-jährige Jubiläum des chinesisch-japanischen Friedens- und Freundschaftsvertrags gefeiert, erklärte Li. China hoffe, dass die chinesisch-japanischen Beziehungen durch den Besuch und im Sinne des Vertrags wieder auf eine normale Bahn gebracht werden könnten.

09.05.2018 - 23:32 [ KBS ]

Südkorea, China und Japan nehmen Sondererklärung für Unterstützung der Panmunjom-Erklärung an

Südkoreas Präsident Moon Jae-in, Chinas Ministerpräsident Li Keqiang und Japans Premierminister Shinzo Abe verabschiedeten bei ihrem Gipfeltreffen am Mittwoch in Tokio eine Sondererklärung zur Unterstützung der beim jüngsten innerkoreanischen Gipfel vereinbarten Panmunjom-Erklärung.

Darin begrüßten sie, dass in der Panmunjom-Erklärung das Ziel der vollständigen Denuklearisierung bestätigt wurde. Sie hoffen darin auf einen Erfolg des geplanten Spitzentreffens zwischen Nordkorea und den USA.

09.05.2018 - 07:26 [ Washington Post ]

The Latest: Australia and Japan still support Iran deal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday that he regrets President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark pact. Turnbull is urging all parties involved in the pact to show restraint.

In Japan, the Foreign Ministry says Japan continues to support the deal and that it “hopes for a continued constructive response from the nations involved.”

08.05.2018 - 15:18 [ Mainichi ]

Environment Ministry taking steps in bid to prevent fire ants from settling in Japan

Red imported fire ants are an alien species and may cause severe allergic reactions.
Part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo Mamoru Terayama said that there was a successful case of eradicating fire ants in New Zealand in the 2000s in the early stages after their invasion.

08.05.2018 - 11:42 [ Arirang News ]

[LIVE/ARIRANG NEWS] President Moon speaks about North Korea ahead of Tokyo trip – 2018.05.08

North Korea, U.S. still working out details for their scheduled summit ▪ High-ranking North Korean official may have been in contact with officials in China: Sources ▪ Issues over forming joint Korea teams in the upcoming Asian Games ▪ Rival parties to meet in attempt to reach last-minute deal to normalize parliament

08.05.2018 - 11:15 [ Yomiuri Shimbun ]

INSIGHTS into the WORLD / What the ‘Indo-Pacific’ means for Japan

The Australian government adopted the “Indo-Pacific” term in 2012 as a pivotal idea in its diplomacy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used the same term for the first time in August 2016 during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in Nairobi, when he unveiled a “free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.”

08.05.2018 - 10:55 [ Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan) ]

Moon vows utmost efforts for denuclearization

Q: What role do you want Japan to play to solve North Korea’s nuclear issues and achieve peace and security on the Korean Peninsula?

A: Japan will be able to fulfill a very important role in the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula. I think this is true for such various fields as close cooperation among South Korea, Japan and the United States for the achievement of the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and the normalization of diplomatic ties between Japan and North Korea for the security of the North Korean regime. In particular, I think dialogue between Japan and North Korea should be resumed. If Japan-North Korea relations are normalized, that would greatly contribute to peace and security in Northeast Asia beyond the Korean Peninsula.

07.05.2018 - 08:48 [ SRF.ch ]

Verliebt in ein Hologramm

Sie kichert, immerzu. Kondos Augen glänzen vor Freude, während mir bei dieser Darstellung von «Weiblichkeit» der Schauer über den Rücken läuft.
Die Gatebox war das erste, was sich der 34-Jährige gekauft hat, als er vor Monaten bei seinen Eltern ausgezogen ist.

07.05.2018 - 08:23 [ Global Times ]

Despite Kim’s warm words, Japan still outsider on Korean Peninsula issue

According to Jiji Press, in a telephone conversation on April 29, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed readiness to have dialogue with Japan at „any time“ during the inter-Korean summit. It’s unclear when a Japan-North Korea summit will be held, but surely it will be after the US-North Korea summit. Junichiro Koizumi is the only Japanese prime minister who visited Pyongyang since the Korean War ended in 1953. Abe may want to be the second Japanese prime minister who visits North Korea in history instead of inviting Kim to Tokyo.

05.05.2018 - 07:58 [ Japan Today ]

China says summit with Japan, S Korea to focus on cooperation, not N Korea

No areas will be off limits in talks next week when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Japan, but North Korea is not going to be a focus, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday.

China and Japan, Asia’s two largest economies, have been trying to reset ties after years of increasingly bitter disputes over a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea and the legacy of Japan’s invasion of China before and during World War Two.

29.04.2018 - 13:35 [ Radio China ]

Koreanische Halbinsel: USA, Südkorea und Japan führen Telefongespräch

Einer Erklärung des Weißen Hauses zufolge stand im Mittelpunkt des Telefongesprächs zwischen den Präsidenten der USA und Südkoreas das Treffen zwischen Moon Jae-in und dem nordkoreanischen Staatschef Kim Jong-un. Dabei habe Trump betont, dass der Frieden und die Prosperität Nordkoreas von einem gründlichen, überprüfbaren und unumkehrbaren Verzicht auf sein Nuklearprogramm abhängen, hieß es in der Erklärung.

23.04.2018 - 19:11 [ Japan Today ]

Protest rally marks one year since start of seawall work for U.S. base

In Monday’s sit-in protest outside the gates of Camp Schwab in Henoko, over 300 people including lawmakers took part. The protest will last for six straight days through Saturday.

Forced out by riot police officers, protestors rallied, saying they would never allow the building of new bases in Henoko, either at sea or on land.

Among them, a 50-year-old local resident vowed to „never give up.“

22.04.2018 - 15:50 [ Regierung Kanada ]

Canada and Japan sign Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement to strengthen military cooperation

This agreement will strengthen cooperation between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and will allow both countries to make efficient use of each other’s military equipment during operations and exercises in Canada, Japan and other locations.

22.04.2018 - 11:42 [ Radio Utopie ]

May, Macron und Merkel: Kriegskoalition gegen das World Wide Web

(14.6.2017) Eine aus unserer Sicht offensichtliche Taktik von Monopolen, Kriegslobby und ihren Regierungen ist es seit Jahren, alle relevanten Diskussions- und / oder meinungsbildenden Plattformen mit bezahlten Trollen bzw gesteuerten Kräften unter enormem Aufwand mit abscheulichen Inhalten zu fluten, um dann mit diesen als Alibi angerannt zu kommen und zu verlangen diese Plattformen nun kontrollieren zu müssen. Also eine sich selbst erzeugende Begründung.

Die Internet-Monopole wie Google, Twitter, Facebook – die nicht eins zu eins gleichzusetzen sind mit den bisherigen Monopolen und Realitätshändlern aus der etablierten Presse – sind die ersten Zielobjekte dieser Pläne.

19.04.2018 - 12:40 [ New York Times ]

Japan Fears Being Sidelined by Trump on Trade and North Korea

(18.4.2018) after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s first day visiting President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., the Japanese public is wondering whether their leader, embattled at home by influence-peddling scandals, might return to Japan with the diplomatic equivalent of an “All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt.”

19.04.2018 - 12:37 [ Japan Times ]

Pyongyang has discussed possibility of holding Abe-Kim Jong Un summit in June: report

(29.3.2018) Pyongyang has discussed the possibility of a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Thursday.

The news follows reports last week that Tokyo had expressed its interest to the North to hold talks.

19.04.2018 - 12:35 [ Japan Times ]

Abe says he’s in contact with North about meeting Kim, suggests in Diet he’d be open to trilateral summit with U.S.

(26.3.2018) Japan is also increasingly being viewed as the odd man out as South Korean President Moon Jae-in has referred to the possibility of a trilateral summit involving Washington and Pyongyang.

Still, members of Abe’s ruling party on Monday were quick to dismiss this narrative, with Foreign Minister Taro Kono, for one, stressing that Tokyo is closely in touch with Washington and Seoul.

“The argument that Japan is being kept out of the loop completely misses the point,” he said.

18.04.2018 - 08:16 [ Shingetsu News Agency ]

Towards the New Centrist Formation

The break-up of the Party of Hope is proceeding in slow motion. A few key dissenters on different sides have been gumming up the works. Nevertheless, it’s only a matter of time before most of the current lawmakers of the Party of Hope and the Democratic Party come together into a new centrist formation that will likely become the largest opposition block—at least temporarily.

18.04.2018 - 08:15 [ Washington Post ]

Japanese Prime Minister Abe, embroiled in scandals, faces calls to stand down

Both are embroiled in controversies surrounding dodgy financial deals, but while Trump’s poll numbers are holding up, Abe’s have plummeted to record lows.

The Japanese leader is flailing so badly that former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi has suggested that he should stand down at the end of June to avoid tainting the entire Liberal Democratic Party.

18.04.2018 - 08:07 [ Japan Today ]

Trump, Abe discuss N Korea, trade issues

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is engaged in direct talks at „extremely high levels“ with North Korea to try to set up a summit between him and its leader, Kim Jong Un.

Trump made the comment as he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened two days of talks at the president’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, meetings that are to include a round of golf.

15.04.2018 - 18:44 [ Japan Today ]

Scandal-hit Abe unlikely to get 3rd term as LDP leader: ex-PM Koizumi

Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Saturday Shinzo Abe is unlikely to win a third term in September’s Liberal Democratic Party presidential election, citing the public’s growing distrust in the premier after a string of recent scandals.

„Winning a third term will be tough as he is losing public trust,“ Koizumi told reporters in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture. Securing the LDP presidency is seen a prerequisite for Abe to stay on as prime minister.