Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit Darwin, Australia since the city was bombed during World War II

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touched down in Darwin, the Australian city repeatedly attacked by Japan during World War II. Abe’s visit, the first by a Japanese PM since the war, is part of an intense round of shuttle diplomacy across the Pacific this week. Abe has already met with […]

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met Xi Jinping in Beijing, and in an era of US tariffs and trade wars, you can bet everything Abe remembers the last time the US passed over Japan for China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose grandfather was PM when the US isolated Japan from China, arrived in Beijing last week for a three-day state visit. This was Japan’s first formal bilateral summit with Chinese leaders since 2011 and the first in an era of US regional uncertainty under the current administration. US President Trump […]

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is losing his grip on power at the worst possible time

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images Prime minister Shinzo Abe is losing his grip on power as a cronyism scandal and cover-up gains steam in Japan. The scandal involves a school with ties to Abe’s wife that was given an 85% discount on state-owned land, and a new admission from the finance ministry that related documents were doctored […]