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Japan PM faces critical year for diplomacy

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 05:50
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The "Abe statement" by the Japanese premier, planned to be issued on Aug 15 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, is expected to invite backlash from some countries depending on its content.

Tokyo

IMPORTANT diplomatic issues for Japan today include improving ties with China and South Korea and strengthening its alliance with the United States.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to release an "Abe statement" to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II