Throughout this coming week, a Japanese visitor named Shinzo Abe will be touring the United States with stops in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama and a speech to Congress.
By PBS NewsHour
The Islamic State released a video ransom vote that threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million. Jeffrey Brown speaks with former CIA officer Bob Baer about why the militant group is targeting that country.
By Larisa Epatko
In a video purportedly from the Islamic State group, militants threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless they got $200 million within 72 hours.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzio Abe told a news conference on Monday that he would express remorse for Japan’s actions during World War II. He said that the government would make a new statement on August 15 that, in addition…
Mr. Abe announced the snap elections last month in the wake of data showing that Japan’s economy had slipped into a recession for the first time since the global financial collapse in 2008. The drop is largely being attributed to…
By Larisa Epatko
If a picture says a thousand words, the photos from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings spoke volumes, especially the handshakes.
By Milton Ezrati
Economist Milton Ezrati argues that the economic policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe -- known collectively as "Abenomics" -- aren't doing enough to address the demographic challenges of an aging population. Japan's economy, he believes, needs more innovation to…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
TOKYO -- As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete an agreement that…
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