US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed during a phone conversation to step up economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea over its ballistic missile tests, according to the White House.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he aimed to get a two-thirds majority from his ruling bloc and like-minded opposition parties at an upper house election this summer to enable him to revise the constitution.
Before reaching any verdict on its success, it is important to recall why Abenomics is so vital for Japan. Shinzo Abe, the prime minister for whom this program of reform is named, inherited an economy that had stagnated for two decades.
Crowds of protesters rallied on Wednesday as Japan’s parliament moved close to passing bills for a defense policy change that could allow troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War Two, despite opposition by many ordinary voters.