Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to elevate the role of women in the world’s third- largest economy. He might start with his own party.
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Naoto Kan , Japan’s new prime minister, boosted the ruling party’s approval ratings less than two months before national elections, according to surveys published in local media on the weekend.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s victory in a ruling party leadership race brings him closer to a decision on whether to call elections as he confronts a slowing economy and a territorial spat with China.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pressed by China and seeking to strengthen ties with the U.S., is considering Japan’s biggest change in military engagement rules since World War II.
"The meeting today and China's muted response to Abe's offering shows coordination on both sides to somehow tone down tensions."
- Koichi Nakano on Oct 17, 2014