September 16, 2020 | 15:11
Yoshihide Suga became Japan's new prime minister on Wednesday, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe during his record-breaking tenure.
August 24, 2020 | 12:17
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to hospital on Monday for more medical checks, a government spokesman said, a week after a first visit that fuelled growing speculation about his health.
June 11, 2020 | 09:33
TOKYO: Japan's powerful lower house of parliament approved an emergency budget worth nearly US$300 billion on Wednesday (Jun 10), doubling the scale of measures to pep up the world's third-biggest economy after the coronavirus tipped it into recession.
May 15, 2020 | 08:00
TOKYO: With the world's oldest population and one of the most crowded megacities on the planet as its capital, Japan should have provided a fertile breeding ground for the deadly COVID-19.
January 07, 2020 | 16:10
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates next week as regional tensions spike after the US assassination of a top Iranian general.
December 05, 2019 | 14:47
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled US$120 billion in stimulus measures on Thursday (Dec 5), to help the world's third largest economy overcome the aftermath of the nation's recent natural disasters.
November 21, 2019 | 09:35
Shinzo Abe entered the history books as Japan's longest-serving prime minister on Wednesday (Nov 20), but many of his ambitious goals, including a constitutional revision to strengthen the military, appear far from reach.
November 14, 2019 | 10:43
The Japanese government said on Wednesday (Nov 13) it would scrap next year's annual cherry blossom party after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire amid claims he invited too many of his own supporters.
July 22, 2019 | 09:15
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed victory on Sunday (Jul 21) for his ruling coalition in the upper house election, but appeared to fail to secure a "super majority" in the chamber in support of his dream to amend the nation's pacifist constitution.
July 01, 2019 | 08:00
New investments worth billions of US dollars from Japan is expected to be poured into Vietnam in the near future, creating a new Japanese investment surge in the Southeast Asian nation.
June 19, 2019 | 08:55
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on Tuesday (Jun 18), sparking an tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports of major damage and only a handful of light injuries.
May 27, 2019 | 15:47
After a fun-filled weekend of golf and sumo US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to hold formal talks on Monday (May 27), with trade and tensions with North Korea topping the agenda.
February 07, 2019 | 21:34
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe struck a conciliatory tone with Russia at an annual rally on Thursday (Feb 7) to demand the return of small northern isles claimed by both nations.
January 29, 2019 | 09:29
Japan's prime minister vowed Monday (Jan 28) to "break the shell of mutual distrust" with North Korea by meeting leader Kim Jong Un face-to-face and restoring diplomatic relations between the two historic foes.
January 22, 2019 | 15:55
Russia and Japan's leaders meet for talks in Moscow Tuesday (Jan 22) over the disputed island chain that has long prevented a peace treaty to end World War II. But recent rhetoric has dampened hopes of a breakthrough.