POLITICS – 7

Jun 12
US President Donald Trump says he raised the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea in the summit meeting with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un. (NHK)

Jun 12
A committee of the House of Councillors, the upper chamber of Japan’s parliament, passed on Tuesday a bill to lower the country’s adult age to 18 from the current 20. (Jiji)

Jun 12
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump has reassured him that he will raise the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea at his summit with Kim Jong Un. (NHK)

Jun 12
A U.S. F-15 fighter jet crashed off the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa Monday morning. (Jiji)

Jun 08
With days to go until an unprecedented US-North Korea summit in Singapore, the leaders of Japan and the United States have discussed North Korea. (NHK)

Jun 04
Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso says he will forfeit one year’s ministerial salary and take responsibility for his ministry’s role in document tampering.
(NHK)

Jun 04
Japan, the United States and South Korea stopped short of referring to maximum pressure on North Korea in a joint statement released after a meeting of their defense ministers Sunday. (Jiji)

Jun 01
Authorities in the South Korean city of Busan removed a controversial statue from a public road near the Japanese Consulate General on Thursday.
(NHK)

May 31
A ceremony has been held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to welcome Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his wife to Japan.
(NHK)

May 28
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on their support for the success of a possible summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (NHK)