A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 11, 2019.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on December 7, 2017.
What made Shinzo Abe so happy about his meeting with Donald Trump?
The return of Shinzo Abe to the Japanese premiership was expected to lead to renewed efforts to build ties with fellow democracies, albeit within a pragmatic framework designed not to give the appearance of an explicit containment policy vis-à-vis China. The early foreign trips by some key members of the administration, including Abe himself, to Southeast Asia, made it clear that this would indeed be on the agenda.