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Council Sets Abdication of Emperor for April 30, 2019

The Emperor is to abdicate on April 30, 2019, the Imperial House Council decided at a meeting on Friday morning. The meeting was held at a special conference room of the Imperial Household Agency’s building, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heard [...]

Abe, Trump Reaffirm Plan to Maximize Pressure on DPRK

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed that Japan and the United States would take the initiative to exert maximum pressure on North Korea, at a bilateral meeting held Monday at the State Guest House in Tokyo’s [...]

Shinzo Abe Snap Election Following Swell in Support

Included in Abe’s proposed reform is a revision of the nation’s post-World War II pacifist constitution, which limits its ability to defend against North Korea, and a desperately-needed $48 billion increase in the country’s missile defense [...]

Japan Needs More People

A demographic crisis is looming, and tweaks to the country’s immigration system don’t go far enough. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been trying hard to combat his nation’s alarming demographic decline: promoting robots and other [...]

China Restricts Exports of Drones, Supercomputers

China has been strengthening its control over its technology industry, as it seeks to avoid infiltration by foreign spies and build up globally competitive tech companies. Eva Dou reports: China is curbing its exports of advanced drones and [...]