Shinzo Abe

  • China downplays Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's visit to India 27-01-2014 04:11 PM

    China on Monday downplayed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India as a bilateral issue, even as the state-media termed the trip as a failure for not succeeding in pinning down Beijing. "The visit you mentioned is an issue between India and Japan," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang...
  • Manmohan Singh a 'dear friend', says Japanese Premier Abe 26-01-2014 10:24 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday hosted a private dinner for his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who described him as one of his mentors and a "dear friend". The dinner at the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road was attended by Abe and his wife Akie, who...
  • Colour, courage on display as India celebrates its 65th Republic Day 26-01-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: In a multi-faceted majestic display of its might, India on Sunday celebrated its 65th Republic Day portraying its rich culture, achievements in diverse fields and the military prowess at the parade at Rajpath. Marching down from the President House at Raisina Hills to the Red Fort, the parade...
  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe's three day visit to India begins from January 25 22-01-2014 06:55 PM

    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe will pay a three-day official visit to India from January 25 during which he will attend the Republic Day Parade as Chief Guest and hold talks on key issues with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh for the bilateral annual summit. The discussions between the...
  • China-Japan propaganda war continues, compares to Lord Voldemort 08-01-2014 11:52 AM

    China lambasted Japan on Tuesday for comparing it to Lord Voldemort, the villain in the Harry Potter stories, after both countries used the character to describe each other in a tit-for-tat diplomatic spat. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's December 26 visit to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese leaders convicted as...
  • China says Japan PM shuts door on talks with war shrine visit 30-12-2013 06:08 PM

    China said on Monday that its leaders will not meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his visit to a shrine seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo's wartime aggression, underscoring the deteriorating ties between Asia's two biggest economies. Abe had repeated his hopes for talks with Beijing last...
  • Japan: PM Shinzo Abe visits shrine for war dead, China, South Korea angered 26-12-2013 02:35 PM

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, a temple seen as a symbol of Japan's World War II militarism, prompting a swift and sharp rebuke from China. The first serving Prime Minister to visit the shrine in seven years, Abe however said he...
  • Japnese PM Abe says won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo 27-10-2013 10:33 PM

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. "Use of force for changing the status quo" is...
  • Japan to go nuclear free, last standing atomic reactor to be switched off today 15-09-2013 10:25 AM

    Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor goes offline on Sunday for refueling and maintenance, and other plants remained closed for intensified safety checks following the 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-stricken plant in Fukushima. But despite signs the crisis in Fukushima is worsening,...
  • Japan to fund ice wall to contain Fukishima reactor leaks 04-09-2013 11:00 AM

    Tokyo: The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as an...
  • Japan PM pledges speedy, comprehensive Fukushima moves 02-09-2013 12:07 PM

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday the government will take prompt, comprehensive steps to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant amid growing concerns about the plant operator's ability to handle it. Embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), or Tepco, said at the weekend that radiation near...
  • After Fukushima disaster, the deadliest part of Japan's nuclear clean-up 14-08-2013 09:39 AM

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tonnes of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale. Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack...
  • Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up 08-08-2013 07:04 AM

    Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo...
  • Japan: Highly radioactive water pouring out of Fukushima nuclear plant 07-08-2013 09:59 PM

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator...
  • In overture to China, Japan PM may skip visit to war dead shrine 02-08-2013 12:51 PM

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely skip visiting a shrine for war dead on a traditional remembrance day this month, a move he hopes will open the door to a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and mend badly frayed ties. Whether Xi, faced with huge domestic challenges, is...
  • Japan: Voting starts in closely watched Tokyo elections 23-06-2013 09:27 AM

    Tokyo: Tokyo voters began electing a city assembly on Sunday in a contest that is being closely watched as an indicator of how Japan's major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month. The election will decide 127 seats in the Tokyo metropolitan assembly. Japan's strongest party, Prime Minister Shinzo...
  • 'India, Japan civil n-deal may happen within 2 years' 29-05-2013 06:50 PM

    Tokyo: Japan on Wednesday indicated that an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation with India could happen in "shorter than two years", but both sides seemed to tread cautiously in the matter given their respective stands on the contentious issues of Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)....
  • Japan sanctions $ 700 million loan for Mumbai Metro 29-05-2013 05:59 PM

    Tokyo: Japan has given a loan of 71 billion yen (around $700 million) for the Mumbai Metro Line-III project. The exchange of notes was signed in this regard here on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. "The two Prime Ministers welcomed...
  • PM meets Japanese Emperor, discusses bilateral ties 29-05-2013 01:12 PM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called on Japanese Emperor Akihito and discussed bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest. Manmohan accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur met the Emperor and the Empress of Japan at the luncheon at Imperial Palace in Tokyo ahead of his meeting with Prime...
  • PM Manmohan to meet Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today 29-05-2013 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe later on Wednesday. On the agenda are efforts to strengthen the ties between the two nations. Manmohan is in Japan on a three-day visit for bilateral talks. The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet...
  • PM for closer security and defence ties with Japan 28-05-2013 07:40 PM

    Tokyo: Warning against "continuing threats" in the Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said India sees Japan as a "natural and indispensable partner" in its quest for stability and peace in Asia that is washed by the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Prime Minister also underlined the need...
  • Chinese daily calls Japan 'petty burglars' 28-05-2013 05:10 PM

    Beijing: Piqued over Japan's warm ties with India, an influential Chinese daily on Tuesday said New Delhi's wisdom lies in dealing with its disputes with Beijing calmly undisturbed by "internal and international provocateurs". As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertook a visit to Tokyo amid reports of defence deals between the...
  • PM in Japan for a 3-day trip to cement bilateral ties 28-05-2013 09:35 AM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Tokyo on a three-day visit for bilateral talks. On the agenda are stronger defence ties, joint naval exercises and a possibility of a civil nuclear agreement. The PM also called upon Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are due to visit India...
  • PM to seek nuclear deal, investments during Japan visit 27-05-2013 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left on Monday on a two-nation five-day visit to Japan and Thailand aiming to give a "new meaning" to India's 'Look East' policy and hoping it will contribute to peace, prosperity and stability in the Asia-Pacific. PM Manmohan, who flew to Tokyo, his first...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to visit Japan later in May 14-05-2013 01:47 PM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Tokyo later in May to expand India's strategic partnership with Japan and discuss a bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. He will visit Japan from May 27-30 for talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The two...
  • Suu Kyi starts first visit to Japan in 27 years 13-04-2013 01:49 PM

    Tokyo: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan on Saturday for a week-long visit, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar, media reported. During her visit, Suu Kyi is expected to meet with Japanese Prime...