POLITICS

Sep 02
Japanese police have added 23 missing persons to a list of those who may have been abducted by North Korea. (NHK)
Sep 02
Indian PM Narendra Modi and Japan’s Shinzo Abe have agreed at a summit in Tokyo to accelerate talks on a nuclear energy pact. (BBC)
Sep 01
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the famous Toji Temple in Kyoto on Sunday, the second day of his five-day official visit to Japan aimed at bolstering the two countries’ security and economic ties. (Kyodo)
Sep 01
The chief of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant said in testimony before his death that he feared the core meltdowns he was trying to contain in March 2011 would cause catastrophic damage to eastern Japan, government documents show. (Japan Times)
Aug 31
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a 5-day tour of Japan on Saturday with an informal dinner in Kyoto with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (NHK)
Aug 30
Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba expressed his willingness Friday to join the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe if he is invited to do so, sources said. (The Japan News)
Aug 29
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe “was never a real reformer,” a Financial Times commentary said Thursday, criticizing him as a backward-looking leader with interest in military revival. (Jiji Press)
Aug 29
Japan hanged two death row inmates Friday in the 10th and 11th executions since the December 2012 launch of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s current government, a source close to the matter said. (Kyodo)
Aug 29
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and new South Korean Ambassador to Japan Yoo Heung-soo agreed Thursday to work together to build a stable and future-oriented relationship between their countries. (Jiji Press)
Aug 29
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party will discuss regulating noisy demonstrations and campaigns held on streets around the parliament building as well as those with racist rhetoric anywhere in the country, according to its project team which held its first meeting Thursday. (Kyodo)