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News Japan » Politics: Japan contemplates post-Abe world, but rivals' positions still murky

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/japan-contemplates-post-abe-world-but-rivals-positions-still-murky/ar-AAw3s9M
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The U.S.-educated Kono, 55, has a reputation as a political maverick. That image has been dented since he joined the cabinet and appears more willing to toe the party line, although he remains outspoken on the need for Japan to wean itself from nuclear ...

News Japan » Politics: Japan’s education minister apologizes after magazine reveals his visit to ‘sexy yoga’ studio by official car

News channel or source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/04/25/national/politics-diplomacy/japans-education-minister-apologizes-magazine-reveals-visit-sexy-yoga-studio-official-car/
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

However, the latest revelation could deal a fresh blow to Abe’s government, which has been battered by a flurry of political scandals ... The image is ... Japan Inc. happy with publicly unpopular Abe despite cronyism scandals The public approval ratings ...

News Japan » Politics: Abe Gets Little From Trump to Douse Japan Scandal Firestorm

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-19/abe-gets-little-from-trump-to-douse-political-firestorm-in-japan
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The president criticized Japan both on Twitter and at a joint press briefing ... Abe may need all the inspiration he can get for the political battles he’s facing in the months ahead. Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.

News Japan » Politics: Upstate assemblyman’s campaign website turns up Japanese prostitution service

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/assemblyman-campaign-site-offers-japanese-prostitution-service-article-1.3945811
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The website for Buffalo-area Assemblyman David DiPietro, a Republican, appeared to have been hijacked by a Japanese language prostitution service called Pink Companion. Adorned with pictures of young women, the site — dipietroforassembly.com — offered ...

News Japan » Politics: US, Japan plan new talks on 'fair and reciprocal' trade deal

News channel or source: http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/wire/us-japan-plan-new-talks-on-fair-and-reciprocal-trade/article_4a5b5f66-237a-5502-bbb8-91b2f15003c1.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. and Japan said Wednesday they've agreed to start talks to develop what President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe described as a new "free, fair and reciprocal" trade deal between the two countries ...

News Japan » Politics: A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/a-new-cold-war-with-russia-forces-japan-to-choose-sides/
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

Even as the crisis in East-West relations has intensified since 2014, Japan has strengthened political and economic ties with its northern neighbor. It has justified this policy as essential in order to secure a breakthrough in Japan’s longstanding ...

News Japan » Politics: Japan Finance Minister Aso says he's not considering resigning

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-politics-aso/japan-finance-minister-aso-says-hes-not-considering-resigning-idUSKBN1HV03F
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday he was not considering resigning over recent scandals involving his ministry, including alleged sexual harassment by a top official and document alterations related to a controversial ...

News Japan » Politics: Trump needs to stop treating Japan like he just doesn’t care

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-needs-to-stop-treating-japan-like-he-just-doesnt-care/2018/04/21/af5acd54-44c3-11e8-ad8f-27a8c409298b_story.html
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

And so Mr. Abe was back at Mar-a-Lago this week, trying to explain the risks to both countries of any American economic and security strategy for Asia that sidelines Japan. Whether Mr. Abe survives his current political scandals at home or not, the ...

News Japan » Politics: Trump cites 'very big deficit' with Japan during Abe visit

News channel or source: https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/politics/trump-cites-very-big-deficit-with-japan-during-abe-visit/article_77e26c13-7b62-5e4c-b2cd-d01475f1afdd.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday during a second day of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he wants to see "free, fair and reciprocal trade" between the two countries and a whittling away of the trade deficit.

News Japan » Politics: Japanese PM weakened by Trump summit

News channel or source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/21/usja-a21.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The importance of the talks, for Abe in particular, is underscored by the fact that both leaders are mired in political crisis at home. The Japanese prime minister arrived in the US as his poll ratings plunged and large protests in Tokyo and other cities ...