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Stories with person: Shinzo Abe
  • Japanese Cabinet minister visits Tokyo war shrine 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:04 am
  • TOKYO - A Japanese Cabinet minister on Saturday visited a Tokyo war shrine that honors executed war criminals among others in a move that could reignite tensions with Japan's neighbors ahead of President Barack Obama's Asian tour.

  • Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:11 am
  • TOKYO - Japan and Australia have agreed on a free trade deal that both sides say will yield windfalls for their economies.

  • A recovering US is outpacing other major economies 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:04 am
  • WASHINGTON - As a brutal winter yields to spring, the U.S. economy is showing renewed strength just as other major economies appear desperate for help.

  • Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:22 am
  • YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE, Japan - Against the backdrop of Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday a key message he will deliver to leaders in Tokyo this weekend is that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting Japan's security.

  • IOC commission surveys Tokyo 2020 Olympic plans 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:52 am
  • TOKYO - IOC inspectors concluded their first meetings with organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday and said they were impressed with preparations for the games and inclusion of women on the board.

  • Japan-Korea tussle over history spreads to US 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:51 am
  • WASHINGTON - All politics is local, the saying goes. But in some American cities, local politics has gone international, with city governments finding themselves caught in historical disputes between two close U.S. allies: Japan and South Korea.

  • North Korea fires 2 missiles as its rivals meet 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:31 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North's security threat.

  • Obama brings leaders of Japan, SKorea together 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:03 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama scored a small but significant diplomatic coup Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of key Asian allies Japan and South Korea for their first face-to-face meeting since they both took office more than a year ago.

  • Japan prime minister Abe visits Anne Frank House 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 1:34 pm
  • AMSTERDAM - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid a visit to the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam Sunday, a diplomatic move ahead of a meeting with the leaders of the U.S. and South Korea to discuss North Korea.

  • Japan, South Korean leaders could meet next week 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 10:44 pm
  • TOKYO - A big question looms in East Asia as the leaders of Japan and South Korea head to Europe next week: Will they finally meet?

  • Japan PM to visit Anne Frank House after vandalism 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 8:37 am
  • TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this weekend to express regret over the vandalism at Tokyo libraries of hundreds of books related to the young Holocaust victim, a Japanese official said Thursday.