Myanmar must back ‘credible’ Rohingya inquiry, Japanese PM tells Suu Kyi | World news

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar’s leader that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving the crisis. Abe told a joint news conference after talks with Aung San Suu Kyi that Japan would support efforts by Myanmar to accommodate Rohingya who returned home from refugee …

Japan: US military base critic voted in as Okinawa governor | World news

Controversial plans to relocate a major US military base in Okinawa, southern Japan, suffered a setback on Sunday after Denny Tamaki, who has vowed to block the move, was elected the island’s governor. Tamaki, whose father was a US marine, won on an anti-base platform and vowed to fight plans to move Futenma, a sprawling …

Japan: charges dropped in cronyism scandal threatening to bring down Shinzo Abe | World news

Dozens of Japanese officials have escaped charges over a cronyism scandal that threatened prime minister Shinzo Abe’s grip on power. The scandal relates to the finance ministry’s sale of public land at a huge discount to a nationalistic school operator with links to the prime minister’s wife, Akie, and subsequent tampering with official records about …