vol.29 Spring 2018Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the Sugihara House museum in Kaunas, Lithuania. The museum occupies the city’s restored former Japanese consulate and commemorates the actions of the late Japanese Consul Chiune Sugihara (seen in the framed photograph on the left side of the desk), who issued “Visas of Life” to Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. The museum’s purpose is to remind visitors of the importance of peace and humanity.
vol.28 Winter 2018Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Da Nang, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to attend the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. In his statement, he reiterated Japan’s proactive stance for establishing “free and fair” trade rules. During this period in Da Nang, ministers of 11 countries including Japan agreed on the core elements of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).