Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan Wins Crucial Election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe put doubts about his political future to rest on Thursday by winning an overwhelming victory over challenger Shigeru Ishiba for the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, consolidating control of the party and all but ensuring another three-year term as leader of his country.

Reluctant Abe says US, Japan to start talks on 'trade deals'

North Korea: ‘Fascist Fanatic’ Japan Threatening Europe

North Korea’s state news agency followed up its somewhat surprising condemnation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with a screed Tuesday warning that Japan is a “fascist fanatic” threatening to revisit the “miserable disasters in the Second World War” onto Europe.

In this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 photo, buildings along the Sumida River are seen through a Japanese national flag fluttering on a sightseeing boat in Tokyo. Citing threats from China and North Korea, a government-appointed panel has urged Japan to reinterpret its pacifist constitution to allow the use of military …