Shinzo Abe decided to side with Western countries who are not attending events in China because of worries about its military expansion in the region, the Sankei newspaper reported.
Abe’s ratings began dropping sharply after scholars told a parliamentary panel in June the legislation would violate Japan’s post-war, pacifist constitution.
The nationalist leader also said Abe would follow previous explicit prime ministerial apologies over Japan’s past “as a whole”.
Shinzo Abe requested that the case be investigated and (Washington) give an explanation.
The one-month delay comes as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeing his popularity plunge, largely owing to his efforts to expand the role of pacifist Japan’s military.
The report raised concerns over China’s recent reclamation work in the South China Sea, saying it escalated regional tensions.
Going against the grain of entrenched pacifism in Japan, Abe is making the case that Tokyo should respond to the rapidly unfolding geopolitical changes in the region.
The police are investigating the possibility it had crashed during a flight.
Previous visits and offerings to the controversial Yasukuni shrine have drawn sharp rebukes from China and South Korea.
Raje briefed the Japanese Premier on the recent initiatives in the state.
Although addresses to both houses by foreign leaders are fairly rare, Abe’s will be the third this year.
The victims were killed by two militants who burst from a vehicle and began gunning down tourists.
Obama has placed a premium on deepening US relations with Asia’s fast-growing and populous countries.
The IS warned that they will execute Kenji Goto and Maaz al-Kassasbeh if they don’t get their way.
Abe said the government would spare no effort to secure the release of the remaining captive.