February 6, 2014 12:00 am JST

The Shinzo Abe way

Tensions between Tokyo and Beijing have drawn as much international attention as economic revival efforts in recent months. Japan's prime minister sets the record straight.

World leaders meet for the G-8 summit at Lough Erne, U.K., in June 2013. © Getty Images

 

Abe speaks during the opening session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 22. © Getty Images

 

Abe and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, third from right, wait on a train to cross the Bosporus through the Marmaray tunnel in Istanbul in October 2013. © AP

 

Schoolchildren greet Abe as he arrives at Lat Yat San Friends Elementary School in Yangon during his official visit to Myanmar in May 2013. © AP

 

Abe joins hands with Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders for a group photo before the 16th Asean-Japan Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in October 2013. © AP