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Shinzo Abe

Abe visit as a catalyst for Bangladesh's “Look East Policy”

IT is difficult to overemphasise the economic significance and opportunity for Bangladesh presented by the upcoming State Visit to Dhaka by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on September 6 and 7. The Honourable PM Hasina concluded a successful  trip to Japan in May and secured commitments from the Japanese Government for up to Y 600bn ($ 5.9bn) in economic assistance over the next 5 years that will be focused primarily on a number of high profile infrastructure projects. Indeed there...

Japan nuclear reactors pass restart hurdle

Japan nuclear reactors pass restart hurdle

Japan's nuclear regulator has given preliminary approval for two reactors at a nuclear plant in the south of the country to restart. The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said the reactors at the Sendai plant had met new standards introduced after the Fukushima disaster. These are the first two nuclear reactors to pass this hurdle. All Japan's...

Japan set for landmark military change

Japan set for landmark military change

Japan's cabinet is poised to approve a landmark change in security policy, paving the way for its military to fight overseas. Under its constitution, Japan is barred from using force to resolve conflicts except in cases of self-defence. But a reinterpretation of the law would allow "collective self-defence" - using force to defend allies under...

Japan to urge regional security role

Japan to urge regional security role

Japan will push for a greater role in Asian security at a regional summit on Friday, in a move set to anger China. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to promote Japan as a counterbalance to China at the three-day Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. The summit involves the US and Asean countries, and comes amid...

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