Abe Hails “Alliance of Hope” with US

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made a historic visit to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the site of a notorious attack on a US Naval base, which drew America into the Second World War. Standing next to President Obama, Mr Abe offered his “sincere and everlasting condolences” to the victims. “We must never repeat the […]

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Britain asks Japan to take key nuclear power role

Britain is asking Japan to build nuclear power facilities in the UK, five and a half years on from the Fukushima disaster. Hitachi has been approached to build a new nuclear plant in Wales, in a deal backed by money from the Japanese government. It follows on from a deal reached earlier this year for […]

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Strongman Putin seeks solace in Japan

The Russian President Vladimir Putin flew into Japan on Thursday, the day he was pronounced the most powerful man in the world by Forbes. His first stop was Nagato, the hometown of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, where he stayed in a luxurious onsen spa resort. Mr Abe said he hoped the spa would […]

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US & UK Signal New Outlook on Asia

Two of Japan’s western allies have been sending messages about their policies in East Asia. America’s president-elect Donald Trump has criticised China over trade and security and opened up an unprecedented dialogue with Taiwan. Meanwhile, the British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has said Britain’s policy towards the region should not only be decided by trade […]

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