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Japan’s first lady says husband helps with chores

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Akie said on Thursday that her husband gives her time for a wide range of activities, from raising organic rice to appearing in a gay pride parade. Despite her husband's conservative image, she says he does chores when he can. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japan’s first lady says she has such a busy schedule that sometimes it’s up to the prime minister to do the dishes or take out the garbage.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan’s Kamikaze pilots say war horrors lost on young

This photo taken on August 7, 2014 shows a replica of a rocket-powered kamikaze attack plane "Oka," ("Cherry Blossom"), displayed at a park beside the former Imperial Navy air base in Kashima, Ibaraki prefecture, where Oka pilots trained. The six-meter (20-foot) aircraft were more like flying bombs, powered by short-lasting engines that would run just long enough to send them spiraling into enemy ships.   AFP

It was only Tokyo’s surrender on August 15, 1945, that saved him from the fate of thousands whose suicide missions came to define Japan’s unrelenting pursuit of victory in the closing stages of World War II. But as the 91-year-old faces his own mortality again, he worries that a rightward political shift under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, […]

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan to call for summit with China’s Xi at Apec

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hand as he addresses the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. AP

Japan yesterday called for summit talks between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a regional meeting in Beijing later this year, as diplomatic tensions sour relations between the neighbors.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan PM says door always open for China talks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hand as he addresses the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. AP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has played down recent tensions with neighbour China, saying the countries were “inextricably linked” and his door was always open for dialogue.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palace spends P8.8M for Aquino’s one-day Japan trip

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a joint news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. AP

Malacañang said the government spent P8.8 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s one-day trip to Japan on Tuesday.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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