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  • Race to determine next Japan premier likely to go to run-off: Report Sep 26, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Race to determine next Japan premier likely to go to run-off: Report

    Kono and Kishida command the most support but NEITHER will have enough votes on Wednesday to secure an outright majority, NHK said, citing its polling of party members.

  • Yoshihide Suga poised to win party vote for Japan PM Sep 14, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Yoshihide Suga poised to win party vote for Japan PM

    The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is choosing its new leader in an internal vote to pick a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced last month that he would resign due to health problems.

  • In race to replace Japan's Abe, loyalist Yoshihide Suga emerges as strong contender Aug 29, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    In race to replace Japan's Abe, loyalist Yoshihide Suga emerges as strong contender

    Abe, Japan's longest-serving premier, said on Friday he was stepping down due to a worsening of a chronic illness, setting the stage for a leadership election within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

  • Japan July industrial output falls; export demand worrisome Aug 31, 2015 01:25 PM IST

    Japan July industrial output falls; export demand worrisome

    The 0.6 percent decline in output in July was much worse than the median estimate for a 0.1 percent increase and follows a 1.1 rise in June, trade ministry data showed on Monday.

  • 'All systems go' after Abe's big election win? Jul 22, 2013 02:29 PM IST

    'All systems go' after Abe's big election win?

    The convincing victory by Shinzo Abe`s ruling coalition in Sunday`s election helps pave the way for long-awaited economic reforms, but only time will tell whether Abe seizes the opportunity to transform the world`s third largest economy or follows the same path as predecessors and let reform efforts fizzle.

  • Fate of yen hinges on Japan's weekend elections Jul 17, 2013 04:50 PM IST

    Fate of yen hinges on Japan's weekend elections

    Volatility in the yen has kept markets captivated all year. The Japanese currency has fallen about 25 percent against the dollar since mid-November last year when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe first unveiled his intentions for a radical plan to revive the Japanese economy.

  • Japan's ruling bloc likely to win upper house elections Jul 17, 2013 12:37 PM IST

    Japan's ruling bloc likely to win upper house elections

    Support for Abe's Liberal Democratic Party has consistently far outstripped that for other parties in the run up to the election.

  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe on track for hefty election win: Polls Jul 15, 2013 02:42 PM IST

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe on track for hefty election win: Polls

    Voter preference polls taken on Saturday and Sunday and published by the Asahi and Mainichi dailies showed that 37 to 43 percent of voters wanted to vote for the LDP.

  • Japan PM's ruling bloc headed for big election win Jul 06, 2013 11:22 AM IST

    Japan PM's ruling bloc headed for big election win

    The anticipated victory would give the Japanese leader a mandate for his "Abenomics" recipe that aims to end prolonged stagnation with a mix of hyper-easy monetary policy, fiscal spending and structural reforms including deregulation.

  • Japan PM Abe hops and flips in voter-wooing game app Jun 28, 2013 11:43 AM IST

    Japan PM Abe hops and flips in voter-wooing game app

    A growing number of Japanese politicians are venturing into the cyber world after a legal change allowed the use of social media in campaigns, setting up Facebook pages and twitter accounts to woo voters before a July upper house election.

  • Support for Japan's Abe govt rises to two-thirds: Poll Jan 28, 2013 08:10 AM IST

    Support for Japan's Abe govt rises to two-thirds: Poll

    Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government rose by 4.7 percentage points to two-thirds of voters in the month since his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) returned to power, a poll by the Kyodo news agency showed on Sunday.

  • Japan voters back new PM cabinet, economy top priority Dec 28, 2012 08:30 AM IST

    Japan voters back new PM cabinet, economy top priority

    More than half of Japanese voters support new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet, media surveys published on Friday showed

  • Nikkei rises to 8 1/2-month high on LDP landslide win Dec 17, 2012 02:00 PM IST

    Nikkei rises to 8 1/2-month high on LDP landslide win

    Japan's Nikkei average climbed to an 8-1/2-month high on Monday and a technical chart showed the rally may last, as the yen weakened after the conservative Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide election, calling for aggressive monetary easing.

  • Japan's deflation battle: Why this time is different Dec 17, 2012 01:10 PM IST

    Japan's deflation battle: Why this time is different

    While only time will tell whether Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wins the war he has declared against deflation, one thing is clear, say analysts, the central bank will be pushed to be far more aggressive than it has ever been.

  • Just how much more can the yen fall? Dec 17, 2012 01:10 PM IST

    Just how much more can the yen fall?

    A sweeping victory for Japan's opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in elections over the weekend sent the safe-haven yen tumbling to a 20-month low on Monday, and strategists expect the currency to continue its slide under the leadership of Shinzo Abe, a proponent of aggressive easing.

  • Japan's LDP back in power with 2/3rd majority with ally Dec 16, 2012 10:07 PM IST

    Japan's LDP back in power with 2/3rd majority with ally

    Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) surged back to power in an election on Sunday just three years after a devastating defeat, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe.

  • Japan's Shinzo Abe: Comeback kid with conservative agenda Dec 16, 2012 08:36 PM IST

    Japan's Shinzo Abe: Comeback kid with conservative agenda

    Japan's Shinzo Abe may be thoroughly modern when it comes to pitching his policies on a widely followed Facebook page, but his conservative agenda for shedding the shackles of post-war pacifism is one that he learned at his grandfather's knee.

  • Japan votes in election seen returning LDP to power Dec 16, 2012 08:00 AM IST

    Japan votes in election seen returning LDP to power

    Japan voted on Sunday in an election expected to return the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to power after a three-year hiatus, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe.

  • Japan's LDP set for big win in Sunday election: Polls Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM IST

    Japan's LDP set for big win in Sunday election: Polls

    Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is on track for a stunning victory in Sunday's election, returning to power with hawkish former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the helm, and possibly ending Japan's political gridlock.

  • Abe calls on BoJ to unleash 'unlimited' easing Nov 16, 2012 02:37 PM IST

    Abe calls on BoJ to unleash 'unlimited' easing

    The leading contender to become Japan's prime minister after a general election in December has called for "unlimited" easing in monetary policy to beat deflation, while signalling higher spending on public works and defence.

  • Japan set for December 16 poll, 7th PM in six years Nov 16, 2012 07:52 AM IST

    Japan set for December 16 poll, 7th PM in six years

    Japan is set to dissolve Parliament's Lower House on Friday for a election on December 16 that is likely to return the long-dominant Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to power with a conservative former Prime Minister at the helm.

  • Japan PM reported to hint at Nov election, but can he wait? Aug 23, 2012 07:36 AM IST

    Japan PM reported to hint at Nov election, but can he wait?

    Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has suggested to his main rival he will call an election for early November, media reported on Thursday, but with the opposition scenting victory it was unclear if he could wait that long.

  • Can Japanese economy rise from the ashes? Mar 15, 2011 08:23 AM IST

    Can Japanese economy rise from the ashes?

    This may be Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan's last chance at redemption. Just days before the deadly calamity, Kan was on the verge of stepping down as PM. Takahide Kiuchi, economist at Nomura, spoke to CNBC-TV18's Menaka Doshi about the situation in Japan, the rebuilding process and the government in power.

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