Even if infected, Abe insists he would keep working

Saturday, April 11, 2020

TOKYO- (PanOrient News) When asked at a press conference Thursday about what would happen if he came down with COVID-19, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 66, insisted that he would attempt to keep performing his duties even while sick.

The virus has infected a number of public figures around the world, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Although Johnson’s condition is reportedly improving, he has spent the past few days in an intensive care unit.

Prime Minister Abe said t...

Japan Very Concerned About Iran Enriching Uranium, Breaking Nuclear Deal

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tokyo ? (PanOrient News) Japan announced that it was “strongly concerned” about Iran’s decision to restart uranium enrichment activities at the Fordow facility, a move that breaks from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed by Iran and a group of world powers in 2015.

“We are strongly concerned about Iran’s continued reduction of its commitment under the JCPOA including this time’s announcement,” said the statement by Press Secretary Masato Ohtaka. “Japan once...

Greenpeace Speaks Out Against Tokyo Court Fukushima Ruling

Friday, September 20, 2019

Tokyo ? (PanOrient News)
Greenpeace spoke out on Thursday against the not-guilty verdict in the criminal case against three former top executives of Tokyo Electric Power, whose nuclear meltdown contributed to the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

“The legal system of Japan has once again failed to stand up for the rights of tens of thousands of citizens impacted by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster,” said a statement by the environmental organization.

The case against the executiv...