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  • Japan's prime minister announces $1M gift to Smithsonian

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is announcing a $1 million gift to the Smithsonian's Asian art museums during his visit to Washington. During a private reception Wednesday night, Abe said Japan's government will give $1 million to the Freer Gallery of...
  • Japan's Abe Wins U.S. nod on ambitions his country may not share

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama rolled out the red carpet this week for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who touted an "alliance of hope" with the U.S. to foster stronger military and trade ties in Asia and beyond. After the fanfare fades and Abe...
  • Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered condolences Wednesday for Americans killed in World War II in the first address by a Japanese leader to a joint meeting of Congress, but stopped short of apologizing for wartime atrocities. Abe came to Capitol Hill after...
  • Quotations in the News

    "My dear friends, on behalf of Japan and the Japanese people, I offer with profound respect my eternal condolences to the souls of all American people that were lost during World War II." — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, delivering the first address...
  • Why it's hard for Japanese leader Abe to apologize for WWII

    For some, the "eternal condolences" offered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Americans killed in World War II were not enough. In a speech to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, the Japanese leader didn't offer his own apology for Japan's actions in...
  • Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and — as head of one of the world's leading car...
  • Japan's Abe honors US deaths in WWII; no apology for sex slaves

    WASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid homage to Americans killed in World War II on Wednesday, but he declined to apologize for his nation's role in forcing up to 200,000 women into sexual slavery during the war. "My dear friends, on...
  • Japanese state dinner surprises with haiku, sake and R&B

    The first White House state dinner in more than a year served up some surprises: a president reciting haiku, toasts using sake instead of champagne and the leader of Japan describing relations between the countries using the words of a popular R&B...
  • 70 years later: The future of the US-Japan strategic alliance

    On Wednesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed a joint meeting of Congress a first for a Japanese prime minister and a remarkable symbol of the strength of the relationship between the United States and Japan. Abe spoke to Congress from the very same...
  • The Latest: 'Jersey Boys' serenade guests at state dinner

    10:40 p.m. (EDT) Dinner's over, and the "Jersey Boys" are serenading guests at Tuesday's state dinner for Japan's prime minister at the White House. The cast of the film adaptation of the jukebox musical — a big hit in Japan — is...
  • Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade

    President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday the challenge he faces winning congressional support for a major Asia-Pacific trade deal that has become a cornerstone of his second term agenda. "It's never fun passing a trade bill in this town," the president...