Category Archives: Statements

Exclusion of Non-Nuclear Principles from Abe’s Hiroshima Speech Causes Stir

8/6/15 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s failure to include a pledge to observe the country’s three nonnuclear principles in the annual memorial speech on Thursday remembering the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack is causing speculation the exclusion may be political.

Abe’s WWII Statement Speaks of Regret but Dodges Details

Abe’s WWII Statement Speaks of Regret but Dodges Details

8/14/15 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday issued a much-awaited statement about World War II in which he spoke of “deep remorse” over Japan’s wartime misdeeds.

Ex-PM Murayama Lashes out at Abe’s War Statement as Lacking Clarity

Ex-PM Murayama Lashes out at Abe’s War Statement as Lacking Clarity

8/14/15 Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on Friday criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s just-issued statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, saying it lacked clarity in its content.

EDITORIAL: Abe’s War Anniversary Statement Falls Way Short of the Mark

EDITORIAL: Abe’s War Anniversary Statement Falls Way Short of the Mark

8/15/15 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has left us wondering for what purpose and for whom it was written.

U.S. Lauds Abe WWII Anniversary Statement

U.S. Lauds Abe WWII Anniversary Statement

8/16/15 The White House on Friday gave high marks to a statement issued by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

G-7 Statement ‘to Cite Maritime Rule of Law’

G-7 Statement ‘to Cite Maritime Rule of Law’

6/6/15 The summit meeting of the Group of Seven countries to be held Sunday and Monday in Germany will express “concern” over unilateral maritime actions and state that the G-7 nations will commit to maintaining maritime order under international law, according to sources.

Almost 200 Academics Sign Petition Urging Abe to Apologise for Japan’s Wartime Past

Almost 200 Academics Sign Petition Urging Abe to Apologise for Japan’s Wartime Past

6/8/15 Japanese academics have urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to renew apologies for the country’s imperialist past and offer to compensate victims of its wartime brothel system, in the latest intervention from educationalists.

China’s Military Strategy

5/2015 The Information Office of the State Council on Tuesday published a whitepaper on China’s military strategy.
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China Charts Course for Blue-Water Navy, Extending Reach into Open Seas

China Charts Course for Blue-Water Navy, Extending Reach into Open Seas

5/26/15 China has unveiled plans to expand its naval power as part of an assertive military strategy that aims to go beyond its present push for “offshore defence” to “open-seas protection”.

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