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.
The visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi Friday.
New defence minister General Nakatani is the only change in Abe’s previous cabinet.
Abe won 328 votes out of the 470 cast by lawmakers in a special session of the lower house today.
Abe faces domestic challenges, but his big electoral victory is good news for India.
“I want to boldly implement the ‘Three Arrows’,” Abe said.
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