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Shinzo Abe

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  • New law to require workaholic Japanese to take days off without worrying about resentment

    College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought-after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway resort vacations. But she works in Japan, a nation where workaholic habits die hard. Often toiling 14...
  • Many Japanese view slain hostages, Abe as troublemakers bringing insecurity to their country

    In Japan, where conformity takes precedence over individuality, one of the most important values is to avoid "meiwaku" — causing trouble for others. And sympathy aside, the two Japanese purportedly slain by the Islamic State group are now widely...
  • China fears Japan will use hostage crisis to drop pacifist policies

    BEIJING When news broke Sunday that militants from the Islamic State group had beheaded journalist Kenji Goto after killing another Japanese citizen, much of the world condemned the executions and offered Japan condolences. Not China. In Beijing,...
  • Killing of hostages by Islamic State group highlight growing threats for more assertive Japan

    The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the rising...
  • Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan

    The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the...
  • Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group. During a long day of parliamentary debate,...
  • Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

    Islamic State militants have beheaded a Japanese journalist, according to video released Saturday on the Internet, ending a wrenching drama that has gripped Japan and jolted another close U.S. ally, Jordan. The grisly slaying of Kenji Goto, 47, an...
  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot

    A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. Deputy...
  • Video purports to show Islamic State beheading Japanese journalist

    Video purports to show Islamic State beheading Japanese journalist
    Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time ended days of...
  • Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

    Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis
    Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or...
  • Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him

    Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him
    The suit said it all. As global fashion mavens know by now, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Obama in New Delhi this week, the broad-chested 64-year-old Indian leader wore a navy blue suit with his name stitched into the wool over and...