Sankei Shimbun reporter denied entry to press conference with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, convened a press conference following the close of the National People’s Congress held at the Great Hall of the People on March 15. However, the reporter covering the event for the Sankei Shimbun was denied entry to the conference. The Sankei Shimbun […]

Obama calls Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor is a “Historic Gesture” that Shows the Power of Reconciliation

U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s address at Pearl Harbor;   Prime Minister Abe, on behalf of the American people, thank you for your gracious words.  Thank you for your presence here today, a historic gesture that speaks to the power of reconciliation and the alliance between the American and […]

The Power of Reconciliation made the Japan-U.S. alliance “An Alliance of Hope”, says Abe

The Power of Reconciliation Address by Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan December 27, 2016, Pearl Harbor   President Obama, Commander Harris, ladies and gentlemen, and all American citizens, I stand here at Pearl Harbor as the prime minister of Japan. If we listen closely we can make out the sound of restless waves, breaking […]

“This Nobel Prize in Arts is a great honor” ; The Praemium Imperiale Awards Ceremony – Joint Press Conference

“Japanese culture has had a significant impact on me” – Martin Scorsese, American Theater & Film Director The Praemium Imperiale, a global arts prize (sponsored by the Japan Art Association, with Honorary Patron H.I.H.  Prince Hitachi) which is rewarded annually to world famous recognized artists, held a joint press conference to honor the recipients of […]