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Fitch Rating Downgrade for Japan While PM Visits U.S. About Bullet Trains

Fitch Rating Downgrade for Japan While PM Visits U.S. About Bullet Trains

On Monday, Japan’s Fitch Rating dropped coinciding with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States. This drop in the county’s Fitch Rating reflects domestic concerns about a growing debt and choices to delay increasing sales tax. This week Abe will be meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss changes to the two nations’ […]

Shinzo Abe’s Foreign Policy Making Neighbors Unhappy

Shinzo Abe’s Foreign Policy Making Neighbors Unhappy

Most people will remember Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy of “proactive pacifism” as he attends the Bandung Conference in Indonesia this week. Leaders from 80 Asian and African countries will be there to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the conference where world leaders first opposed colonialism in 1955, during the height of the Cold War. […]

Proposed 21st Century Great Wall of Japan Vital for Survival

Proposed 21st Century Great Wall of Japan Vital for Survival

The proposed great wall of Japan could be considered extremely vital for the survival of the most technologically advanced country in the world in the 21st century and its citizens. After the severe devastation of Japan’s coast line due to the massive tsunami in 2011, there have been various steps taken by the Japanese authorities […]

Kaseasbeh Death Propels Jordan to Revenge

Kaseasbeh Death Propels Jordan to Revenge

Hours after the video of Kaseasbeh’s death was put up by Islamic State, or IS, Jordan sped up the two IS captive’s death sentence to immediately. One of the prisoners executed was supposed to be traded for the late pilot, Muath al-Kaseasbeh. A week after the proposed trade, IS refused to to prove that Kaseasbeh was still […]

Goto Will Not Be Forgotten

Goto Will Not Be Forgotten

Kenji Goto’s passing shocked the world. A journalist described as a ‘hero’ for all of the things he has reported. Goto did not just die, he was executed by Islamic state, or IS for short. Goto will not be forgotten because his legacy will live on. Goto went to Syria to save his assistant, Haruna […]

Muath al-Kaseasbeh the Jordanian Pilot Not Yet Secured

Muath al-Kaseasbeh the Jordanian Pilot Not Yet Secured

Muath al-Kaseasbeh, the Jordan pilot has not yet been secured. The deal set last week on Thursday did not go as planned. Jordan was and is ready to hand over Sajida al-Rishawi, bomber and prisoner of Jordan, to Islamic State, or IS, for Kaseasbeh. The leader of Jordan, King Abdullah II said that Jordan is […]

Islamic State Trade Jordanian Pilot for Female Jihadist

Islamic State Trade Jordanian Pilot for Female Jihadist

Jordan agreed on Wednesday to a demanded trade by IS, the release of a female jihadist in exchange a pilot captured in Syria. Not everyone is able to go home, as Japanese journalist may still be hostage. The group IS, meaning Islamic State, was formerly known as ISIS. The debate in Washington continues as to […]

Japan Will Face Hostage Crisis With Jordan

Japan Will Face Hostage Crisis With Jordan

Japan will face the hostage crisis with Jordan and secure the release of Kenji Goto, the Japanese who has been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Goto’s fellow captive Haruna Yukawa was believed to have already been killed last week, after Japan denied the $200 million ransom asked by the Islamic militants. […]

Japan Denounces Alleged ISIS Video That Shows Killing of Hostage

Japan Denounces Alleged ISIS Video That Shows Killing of Hostage

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the alleged ISIS video showing the killing of one of two Japanese hostages. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria demanded a ransom from the Japanese government to spare the lives of the two hostages, 47-year old Kenji Goto and 42-year old Haruna Yukawa. The ransom was $200 million […]

Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan has voted to retain Shinzo` Abe as Prime Minister for another term. Together with the Buddhist-backed Komeito party, Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will continue to govern the country after wining 325 of the 475 lower house seats. The resounding win has given Abe the potential of remaining in power for more than the […]

Shinzo Abe and Party Dominate Japan Snap Elections

Shinzo Abe and Party Dominate Japan Snap Elections

Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) dominated the Japan Snap Elections on Sunday, as reported by media exit polls. The Japanese prime minister has another term to start afresh with his strategy for economic revival called Abenomics. The LDP and New Komeito won 317 seats at least, out of 475 seats in the […]

Japan Launched Space Explorer to Blow Hole in Asteroid

Japan Launched Space Explorer to Blow Hole in Asteroid

On Wednesday, Japan took a step towards learning more about the origins of earth by launching a space explorer designed to blow a hole in an asteroid. The round-trip is planned to last six years and land on the distant asteroid in 2018. There, after it blows a hole in the asteroid, it will collect […]

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