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Japan condemns IS execution

Japan condemns IS execution

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous" and again demanded the group release a second Japanese national they are holding. Abe, speaking to public broadcaster NHK, said chances were high that a recording and an image of what appeared to be the...

Japanese companies doing more firing than hiring

More than half of Japanese who are laid off will still be out of work a year later, an international report said Monday, adding firms must be more flexible if Japan's economy is to improve. The findings come as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarks on his third year in power, after pledging to awaken the country's long-slumbering economy, in part by cutting red tape. Around 1.4 percent of workers lose their jobs each year, with older, less educated employees and...

IS threatens to kill Japan hostages

IS threatens to kill Japan hostages

The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives a $200 million ransom within 72 hours, but Tokyo vowed Tuesday it would not give in to "terrorism". IS has murdered five Western hostages since August last year, but it is the first time that the jihadist group -- which has...

Japan exit polls suggest Abe victory

Japan exit polls suggest Abe victory

Exit polls suggest that the party of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a large majority in the country's parliamentary elections. Abe had called a snap poll to boost support for his economic reforms. He was elected in 2012 and has tried to revive the economy by raising public spending and printing money. After an initial burst of growth, Japan slipped back into recession in the second half of this year. Japan is the third-largest economy in the world, according to the World Bank, but it has struggled in recent years. However, Abe has insisted that his policies, known as "Abenomics", can get Japan back on track. "I promise to make Japan a country...

Japan industry minister quits

Japan industry minister quits

Japan's trade and industry minister has submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over claims she abused political funds. Yuko Obuchi is alleged to have used funds from her political support groups and other donations on make-up and other items unconnected to politics. She handed Abe a letter of resignation during a 30-minute meeting. Correspondents...

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Turning dream of BIG-B into reality

JAPANESE Premier Shinzo Abe's long awaited but short return visit to Dhaka following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's May visit to Tokyo should be viewed on a broader geopolitical and strategic canvas  than it appears on the face of it. For the present, he has reiterated the promise that Japan would extend financial assistance of around US$6 billion to Bangladesh over the next five years to implement projects under the Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth Belt (BIG-B), an initiative the...

Japanese CEOs view Bangladesh as next investment destination

Japanese CEOs view Bangladesh as next investment destination

Visiting Japanese business leaders yesterday demanded easing of investment rules as they look to divert funds to Bangladesh from China due to rising production costs and worker shortage there. “We want to expand business in Bangladesh but we need policy support from the government,” said Kuniharu Nakamura, president and chief executive officer of Sumitomo...

Japan PM leaves Dhaka

Japan PM leaves Dhaka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Dhaka this morning wrapping up his brief but significant visit seen here as a watershed event in the Bangladesh-Japan relationship. Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali saw him off at VVIP tarmac at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10:30am. Before leaving Dhaka for Sri Lankan capital Colombo, the Japanese...

Japanese investment focus of Abe's trip

Japan wants to see the "real start" to make a difference in Bangladesh and considers Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Dhaka visit a mission of "actions" in doing business together with special focus on investment. The two prime ministers--Sheikh Hasina and Abe--laid out a "framework" for broader engagement, when Hasina visited Japan in May, Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Shiro Sadoshima said in an interview with the agency at his office. “So this is time to take action. First action is...

Dhaka-Tokyo relations to be strengthened

THE people of Bangladesh heartily welcome Prime Minister of Japan His Excellency Shinzo Abe to their beloved country. Japan is known to them as a good and trusted friend and they respect the long-standing relations based on shared values of peace, democracy, human rights and rule of law. Therefore, it is only natural that they will expect further strengthening of the bilateral relations and  widening of the horizon of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Japan has been a...

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