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Japan Seeks 'More Active Role' in Regional Peace Efforts

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country is prepared to play a more active role in promoting peace in the region. In a speech to the Shangri-La Dialogue for defense officials and experts in Singapore, Abe stressed that all countries must observe international law. "Japan will offer its utmost support for the efforts of countries of ASEAN,"  Abe said, referring to the Association of South East Asian Nations, as its members "work to ensure the security of...

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