POLITICS – 8

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)

May 26
The former head of a school operator at the center of a scandal involving its discounted purchase of state land was granted bail Friday along with his wife, about 10 months after being arrested on suspicion of fraudulently receiving public subsidies. (Japan Today)

May 26
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on Russia to help resolve the 2 countries’ territorial issue, for the sake of regional peace, stability, and economic development. (NHK)

May 26
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday set proposals that the government introduce a multipurpose “mother ship” enabling takeoffs and landings by fighter jets. (Jiji)

May 23
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday denied he had knowledge of a veterinary school project at the center of favoritism allegations much earlier than he has previously admitted, as shown in a newly disclosed document. (Japan Today)

May 23
The mayor of Komae in western Tokyo expressed his intention to resign on Tuesday after four female employees of the municipal government submitted a protest letter saying they have been sexually harassed by him. (Japan Times)

May 22
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was aware of a veterinary school plan by Kake Educational Institution in February 2015, nearly two years earlier than he claims, a newly disclosed document showed Monday. (Jiji)