New monument to the so-called "comfort women" established in South Korea, will have an impact on the development of relations between Tokyo and Seoul, this view was expressed by Secretary General of the government of Japan Acehide Suga.
The monument was erected in a private Botanical garden in Gangwon province in South Korea. He depicts sitting on a bench, the girl personifying the victim of the system "women of comfort", which existed during the war in Japanese-occupied territories. Before her on his knees and bowed his head stands a man, in which, according to media reports, it's easy to recognize the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. The monument called "Eternal redemption".
The program of support of domestic tourism Go To Travel came into effect in Japan except Tokyo, the capital, was excluded from the program due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation – a record of continuous growth diseases COVID-19.
"In any case, care should be taken to avoid concentrations of people in close unventilated room. We ask the public to assist in this. A course for serious recovery of economic activity remains unchanged," - told reporters the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His words are quoted by TV channel NHK.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on following a meeting with the Russian President after the spread of the new coronavirus infection, this was at the end of the meeting with the head of the Cabinet said the Deputy of the upper house of Parliament from the party "Nippon Issin-Kai" (Association of the updates Japan) Mounet Suzuki.
The meeting of the Deputy with Shinzo Abe took place on Tuesday in the office of the Prime Minister of Japan.
The level of support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rose 2.1 percentage points to 38.8 per cent, despite the General dissatisfaction with the way the government cope with the ongoing epidemic of coronavirus infection, according to the research Agency Kyodo.
In particular, 66.4% of respondents believe that the government should re-introduce a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in the number of new infections. Earlier this week, the Secretary-General of the Japanese government Yoshihide Suga stated that the government does not consider it necessary to immediately renew the emergency mode.
The goal of Russia's negotiations with Japan - basic document wider peace agreement, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We see the negotiation of the conclusion of such a fundamental document, which would be wider than just peace. And referring to the Treaty of peace, friendship and good neighborliness, cooperation, which would be durable, modern legal basis for the derivation of relations between our countries to a qualitatively new level," Zakharova said at the briefing.
Japan intends to continue attempts to obtain from Russia the southern Kuril Islands, despite amendments to the Russian Constitution and laws that do not allow the exclusion of part of the territory of the state, although for Tokyo to do it will be more difficult, said RIA questioned Japanese officials and experts.
As previously reported, in Russia prepared for consideration by the state Duma amendments to the administrative code, criminal code and criminal procedure code with sanctions for appeals and exclusion areas that have attracted attention from Japan, which is seeking the transfer of the South Kuril Islands, which the Japanese call the "Northern territories".
A prominent Japanese expert on Russian-Japanese relations Yukio Asazuma not rule out that Russia and Japan will stop joint economic activities on southern Kuriles against the background of amendments to the Russian legislation for territorial integrity.
"The opportunity to continue negotiations on the territorial issue, the two countries remains", - said the expert, who is a knight of the order "Friendship of Peoples", consultant on Russian-Japanese cooperation.
Russia did not agree with Japan on concluding a peace Treaty after resolving the territorial issue, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
As the Minister said, the basis of everything that should determine the future relations between Russia and Japan lies the problem the outcome of the Second world war.
The number of victims of floods and landslides in Japan on the island Kyushu has reached 64 people, a search for 16 missing persons, passed on Thursday TV channel NHK.
According to him, two more are in a state of respiratory arrest and heart, but their death is not officially confirmed.
A couple of deputies of the Parliament of Japan, Kazuyuki and Henri kawaii charged with violation of the election law by bribing politicians, said on Wednesday Agency Kiodo.
Member of the lower chamber of Parliament for a 57-year-old Kazuyuki kawaii and his wife, 46-year-old member of the house of councilors Anri Kawai was arrested June 18 on suspicion that during the elections to the upper house of Parliament last summer, the pair were handing out, allegedly, cash money deputies of the local Parliament, members of the electoral headquarters Anri Kawai.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a meeting of the emergency headquarters for disaster relief in the South-West of the country due to heavy rains and floods urged the government "to closely monitor the fieldwork and to take immediate measures to save the lives of people."
"I urge you to closely monitor information from local governments and to take immediate measures to rescue people", - quotes Agency Kyodo words Abe.
Evacuation declared for 203 thousand people due to heavy rains in southwest Japan, Kyodo news Agency reported.
In the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima instructed to evacuate received more than 203 million residents or 90 thousand families.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe early on Saturday morning in connection with the announcement in the South-West of the country particularly at risk because of Livni instructed the relevant ministries to provide the maximum assistance during the evacuation of people, said the Agency Kyodo.
In particular, he ordered to keep in close touch with the administration to provide timely information about rainfall, floods and evacuation, as well as to take measures for timely evacuation of people from areas where there is a risk of flooding, to do everything possible to save lives.
Japan will continue negotiations with Russia to solve the territorial problem and conclude a peace Treaty, therefore, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi at a press conference commented on the journalist's question about the reaction of Tokyo to the adoption of the amendments to the Constitution, prohibiting the alienation of the territories of Russia, and installation of stone slabs with the text of the relevant amendment in Yuzhno-Kurilsk.
Relations between Russia and Japan for many years overshadows the absence of a peace Treaty. In 1956 the USSR and Japan signed a Joint Declaration in which Moscow has agreed to consider the possibility of transfer of Japan of the Kuril Islands Habomai and Shikotan after the conclusion of a peace Treaty, and the fate of Kunashir and Iturup are not affected. The USSR hoped that the Joint Declaration will put an end to the dispute, Japan believed the document only part of the solution, not abandoning claims to all the Islands.
Amending the Constitution means the final decision of the question of the Kuril Islands, the Senator said Alexei Pushkov in an interview to "Politekspert".
One accepted the day before during the public voting on the amendments States that the attempts of alienation of areas of the country are invalid.
Adoption of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation do not affect the joint economic activity with Japan on the Kuril Islands, said Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the vote will take place on 1 July. To participate in distance voting were residents of the two pilot regions - Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region. It was held from 25 to 30 June.
The government of Japan in the course of the next week meeting of the national security Council intends to cancel the plan to deploy American ground-based missile defense system Aegis Ashore, transfers TV channel NHK.
Earlier this week, the head of the Japanese Ministry of defense Taro Kono said to stop the process of deploying ground-based missile defense systems in the prefectures of Akita, in the North-West of the country and in Yamaguchi in the South-West until 2023, the radius of these systems, as expected, could cover the whole country. The Minister argued that the adjustments that are necessary in order to ensure the rocket boosters after launch strictly within the boundaries of the polygon, not on residential areas, will require very large financial cost and time.
The President of the United States Donald trump considers his closest friends of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the President of France Emmanuel Makron does not appreciate, considering that it spoils everything it touches, writes the Guardian referring to the book, former adviser to trump John Bolton.
The book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," to be published next week. However, the U.S. justice Department is trying to stop her exit. The administration claims that the book contains confidential information, and Bolton have not agreed the contents with the authorities. The publisher said that the book has been printed and dispersed, although not on sale, so to stop the publication de-facto impossible. On the eve of the hearing a number of publications published lengthy passages from the book that contain sharp criticism of trump.
The Japanese government Friday will lift all restrictions on movement within the country, since the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 brought under control, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"Tomorrow can be completely free to ride in all prefectures and city (country)," - said the head of the Japanese government at a press conference in Tokyo.
In Japan arrested a couple of deputies of the Parliament of Kazuyuki and Anri Kawai, said Thursday the Agency Kyodo.
As it became known during the investigation, which lasts from autumn 2019 and deprived of Kazuyuki kawaii Minister of justice, the couple in the elections to the upper house of Parliament last summer was handing out, allegedly, cash money deputies of the local Parliament, members of the electoral headquarters Anri Kawai.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the need to expeditiously accomplish the transfer of the U.S. Futenma airbase in Okinawa, and promised to do everything possible for this.
"We cannot allow the process of moving arose. You need to implement it as soon as possible", - quotes Agency Kyodo words of the Prime Minister.
Japan has not yet taken any decision regarding the possible visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Russia for the Victory parade on June 24, said during a press conference, the General Secretary of the Japanese government, Acehide Suga.
Earlier on Friday, the newspaper "Asahi" citing a senior source in the foreign Ministry of Japan reported that Abe will visit Moscow, as the ceremony is mainly intended for countries of the former Soviet republics.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia on parade June 24, as the event is mostly aimed at countries of the former Soviet republics, told the newspaper "Asahi" on Friday.
According to the publication, citing a senior source in the foreign Ministry of Japan, the government said that Russia is conducting an event primarily for the countries of the former Soviet Union. Originally it was planned that Shinzo Abe will attend the celebration of may 9 Victory and in the course of this journey will hold a meeting with the Russian President, but then because of the spread of coronavirus these plans will not come true.
Japan attaches great importance to the bilateral summit talks with Russia and intends to promote cooperation between the two countries, including for the conclusion of a peace Treaty, said Tuesday the head of the Japanese foreign Ministry Toshimitsu Motegi.
"For the promotion of overall relations with Russia, including negotiations on a peace agreement, I think, extremely important the implementation of summits between Japan and Russia, such as had meetings at the highest level in Nagato and Singapore," said Motegi, answering questions in the Committee on foreign policy and defense of the upper house of the Japanese Parliament.
The level of support for the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first time since may 2018 fell below 40%, according to the research conducted by the Agency Kyodo.
So, only 39.4% of respondents expressed support for the current government, which is 2.3 percentage points lower compared with the beginning of the month. Disapproval was expressed by 45.5% of respondents.
The Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike announced further easing of restrictive measures introduced in early April in connection with the epidemic of coronavirus infection, from midnight June 1: the capital of Japan opens gyms, theatres and shops.
"At midnight of June 1, we move to phase two," said Koike, during the press conference, the broadcast which was conducted by TV channel NHK.