JPP: Abe support jumps in wake of G7 summit, Obama’s Hiroshima visit

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

The spring Diet session ended on June 1 with the Abe government enjoying overwhelming support just five weeks before Japan votes for half of the members of the 242-seat House of Councillors (HOC). Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hosting of the G7 summit in Ise-Shima May 26-27, U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, and Abe’s decision to postpone the 2% consumption tax increase scheduled for April 2017 until October 2019 have all contributed to a significant jump in the administration’s support.

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Japan, America welcome Obama Hiroshima plans

Author: The Japan Times

Categories: In the News

When U.S. President Barack Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27 after the G7 summit in Japan, he likely will discuss the suffering of those who lived there when the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped in 1945, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris said in a May 11 article in The Japan Times

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Apologies not necessary when President Obama visits Hiroshima

Author: Sankei Shimbun

Categories: In the News

President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Hiroshima in late May will be a symbolic gesture of the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, though it need not be accompanied by an apology or a speech denouncing nuclear weapons like the one Obama gave in Prague in 2009, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said in an April

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Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima shows strength of U.S.-Japan alliance

Author: Mainichi Shimbun

Categories: In the News

  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit this week to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park is symbolic of the friendship between the two nations and the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance, Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said in an April 12 article in the Mainichi Shimbun. Below is the English-language version of the interview: “The

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Trilateral summit tightens Asian leaders’ resolve against North Korea

Author: Kyodo News Service

Categories: In the News

Japan and South Korea “have far more to gain when working in unison than when they are driven apart by differing interpretations of history,” Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Jeffrey Hornung said in a Kyodo News article about the two countries showing improved unity in addressing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama joined

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