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Japan to give Indians 3-yr multiple-entry visas – Indian Express

Indian ExpressIndians can now get a “three-year” visa with “multiple” entries to visit Japan, a senior official in the Shinzo Abe administration said here Sunday. As Abe participated in the Republic Day parade as its chief guest, Japan foreign ministry’s Press secretary Kuni …Japan enters where China is barred – northeast IndiaTimes of IndiaChina in […]

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Abe: China-Japan Ties ‘Similar’ to Britain and Germany Before WW1 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the rocky relationship between Japan and China is comparable to that of Germany and Britain before World War One. Mr. Abe’s comments came at the World Economic Forum in Davos. His spokesman later denied …Japan and China ties key to growthBBC NewsNorth Asia trio looks to export, […]

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Japan’s Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China’s rising militancy and Japan’s outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual …Japanese PM Shinzo Abe urges Asia military restraintBBC NewsJapan’s Abe Defends Visit […]

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China Says Abe Closed Door to New Meetings After Visiting Shrine – Businessweek

BusinessweekChina ruled out talking to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying he “closed the door” to any meetings with Chinese leaders after visiting a site that memorializes fallen Japanese soldiers including war criminals. “Chinese people don’t welcome him,” …Abe Closes Out Best Year for Stock Market Since ’72Wall Street JournalChina says Japan PM “shuts door” […]

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China’s State Media Condemns Abe Amid Boycott Calls on Weibo (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekShinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, center, waves as he leaves the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Dec. 26, 2013. Photographer: Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg. China’s state media condemned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a war shrine as Chinese …China’s State Media Condemns Abe Visit Amid Calls for BoycottBloombergChina media: Abe’s Yasukuni shrine visitBBC NewsVisit by Japanese […]

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Japan Consumer Price Gains Pass Halfway Point to BOJ’s Goal – Bloomberg

BloombergJapan’s inflation accelerated in November past 1 percent for the first time since 2008, marking progress in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to stamp out 15 years of falling prices in the world’s third-largest economy. Prices excluding fresh food rose 1.2 …Abe blasted over war shrine visitThe AustralianAbe’s shrine visit spurs new tension in AsiaXinhuaAbe […]

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Abe’s shrine visit spurs new tension in Asia – Xinhua

XinhuaWASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — Major U.S. newspapers on Thursday published articles saying Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine spurs new tension in Asia and further aggravates Japan’s ties with China and …Abe War-Shrine Visit Risks Upending Japan’s China Export GainsBusinessweekAbe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, USLos […]

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Japan’s Abe visits shrine for war dead, China, South Korea angered – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a shrine on Thursday that is seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo’s wartime aggression, infuriating China and South Korea and prompting concern from the United States about deteriorating ties …China condemns Japan PM Shinzo Abe’s Yasukuni shrine visitBBC NewsJapan PM’s visit to controversial war […]

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Japanese prime minster to visit controversial war shrine – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit a controversial World War II shrine on Thursday, his office told CNN. Past visits by Japanese prime ministers and other political leaders to Yasukuni Shrine have ignited a firestorm of controversy with …Japanese prime minister to visit Yasukuni shrineUSA TODAYJapan PM Shinzo Abe visits Yasukuni […]

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Japan hawks unveil sweeping defense upgrade – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTOKYO — Japan unveiled a sweeping national security strategy Tuesday that will boost defense spending and see troops and equipment shifted to the nation’s southwest islands — part of a move to develop the capability to wrest islands away from would-be …Amid Dispute with China, Japan Boosts Military SpendingVoice of AmericaJapan’s military revolution hints […]