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Uneasy partners Japan, SKorea join US air drills over Alaska

...Such visits anger Seoul and Beijing, which also suffered under Japanese colonial occupation. However, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known for his hawkish views, stayed away from the Yasukuni Shrine.On the face of it, Japan and South Korea have...
Outside editorials: Shinzo Abe's double talk

...until it receives answers. This single-note policy is portrayed as a matter of high moral principle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has used Japan's victims to rally his wilting domestic support. Abe has a right to complain about Pyongyang's...
Militants say hostages died in Algerian raid

...concerned about reports of loss of life and are seeking clarity from the government of Algeria."Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe protested the military raid as an act that "threatened the lives of the hostages," according to a spokesman.Jean-Christophe...
This Day in History President Bush as "the devil" during a speech to the United Nations. The African Union announced it would extend the mandate of a peacekeeping force in Darfur. Nationalist Shinzo Abe became head of Japan's ruling party by a landslide.
This Day in History

...Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 1-0. In 2007, President Bush and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe threatened stronger punitive actions against North Korea if it reneged on a promise to padlock its sole nuclear reactor...


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