POLITICS

Apr 23
Izumi Nakamitsu, U.N. undersecretary-general and high representative for disarmament affairs, has been named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune. (Jiji)

Apr 22
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday praised North Korea’s decisions to stop nuclear testing and test-firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and abolish its nuclear test site in the northern part of the country. (Jiji)

Apr 21
When asked about a complaint from a Japanese TV station that the most senior official at his ministry sexually harassed a reporter, Finance Minister Taro Aso said the font used on the complaint letter was too small. (Japan Times)

Apr 21
A nonpartisan group of Japanese lawmakers has visited Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
(NHK)

Apr 20
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have agreed to maintain the maximum pressure on North Korea until the country takes concrete steps for denuclearization. The 2 leaders also agreed to create a new framework to discuss trade and investment.
(NHK)

Apr 19
Niigata Governor Ryuichi Yoneyama has announced he’s stepping down over an alleged sex scandal. (NHK)

Apr 19
A Japanese television network says a woman employee is among the victims of alleged sexual harassment by a top bureaucrat of the Finance Ministry. (NHK)

Apr 19
The Diet on Wednesday enacted a revised law stipulating Japanese court jurisdiction over international divorces, in a move expected to speed up lengthy proceedings. (Japan Today)

Apr 18
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is holding his sixth summit with US President Donald Trump. (NHK)

Apr 18
The Ministry of Finance has caused a fresh controversy by asking the victim of an alleged sexual harassment by Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda to cooperate with an investigation into the allegation. (Jiji)