All posts tagged "Abe Shinzo"

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    Japan enhances military’s role as security bills pass

    OKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament early Saturday approved contentious legislation that enhances the role of the country’s military by loosening post-World War II constraints, after the ruling bloc defeated opposition parties’ last-ditch effort to block a vote....

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • Abe Shinzo (Yonhap)
    Abe invited to address US Congress

    By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, March 26 (Yonhap) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday announced his invitation for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at a joint meeting of Congress next month, saying he is...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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    Freedom (?) of Press in Korea and Japan

    Korea sits in 57th, Japan in 59th place in the 2014 World Free Press Index -  lower than El Salvador, Haiti  This week’s news cycle has been dominated by one issue in South Korea . The scandal surrounding the...

    • Posted December 5, 2014
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    [NYT] Whitewashing History in Japan

    Right-wing political forces in Japan, encouraged by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, are waging a campaign of intimidation to deny the disgraceful chapter in World War II when the Japanese military forced thousands...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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  • Abe Shinzo (Yonhap)
    Abenomics has Japan outperforming Korea

    By Yoon Ja-young After the implementation of  ”Abenomics,” Japan is outperforming Korea in economic indices. Economists point out that Korea’s new economic team should learn a lesson from Japan, which successfully coordinated diverse policy measures to boost...

    • Posted July 22, 2014
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    [NYT] Japan’s Break With Peace

     TOKYO — On July 1, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gutted Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, the so-called “peace clause” that has historically prohibited belligerence. Using a cabinet decision to reinterpret the article, and so bypassing...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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    [The New York Times] Japan’s Historical Blinders

     At a time when constructive relations between Japan and South Korea are more important than ever to Asian security, the two countries, allies of the United States, have been unable to put a...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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