Dec 24, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Abe has denied wrongdoing and said Thursday that he had no knowledge about the illegal payments until the report about the investigation surfaced last month.
- Sep 19, 2020 03:52 PM IST
For Abe, building a compact of Asian states with Japan at its core offered the sole prospect of containing the new superpower the new superpower that has arisen in their midst — and threatens them all
- Sep 17, 2020 03:17 PM IST
Suga, who was chief Cabinet secretary and the top government spokesman under Abe, selected a Cabinet with a mix of fresh faces and current or former ministers, a lineup that suggests a continuation of Abe's influence while reflecting Suga's pledge of administrative reforms
- Sep 14, 2020 12:04 PM IST
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.
- Sep 02, 2020 12:54 PM IST
The decision kicks off a leadership race in the world's third-largest economy, with three leading candidates expected to face off in the poll.
- Sep 02, 2020 11:52 AM IST
For India, Abe will remain a very special Japanese leader. His fondness for India and his vision for India-Japan ties have been central to his vision of the Indo-Pacific
- Aug 31, 2020 12:45 PM IST
The winner will serve out Abe's term as party leader until September 2021 and is all but assured the premiership by virtue of the LDP's majority in parliament. Here are main issues the new leader will confront.
- Aug 31, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Shinzo Abe, 65, on Friday announced that he intends to step down because of poor health, his long-running battle with ulcerative colitis, ending a tenure as Japan's longest-serving prime minister.
- Aug 29, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Abe has had ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager and has said the condition was controlled with treatment. Concerns about his health began this summer and grew this month when he visited a Tokyo hospital two weeks in a row for unspecified health checkups.
- Aug 29, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Here are some of the most compelling images from around the world this week.
- Aug 29, 2020 02:25 PM IST
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).
- Aug 29, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Abe's announcement that he is stepping down, after a worsening of the ulcerative colitis he has battled for years, marks the end of his tenure and the start of a several-week race to replace Japan's longest-serving premier.
- Aug 28, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Bank of Japan has divined a creative new tactic to fight deflation as Covid-19 economic gloom takes deeper hold
- Aug 28, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Speculation about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's health and tenure had risen recently after he made two visits to a hospital.
- Aug 25, 2020 01:31 PM IST
Abe plans to hold a news conference on his health as soon as this week, domestic media said on Tuesday. He has been expected to reshuffle his cabinet and top ruling party posts next month.
- Aug 15, 2020 10:41 AM IST
Naruhito pledged to reflect on the war's events and expressed hope that the tragedy would never be repeated. There was no word of apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who gave thanks for the sacrifices of the Japanese war dead but had nothing to say about the suffering of Japan's neighbours.
- Jul 14, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The report highlighting the government's defense priorities was adopted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet on Tuesday, less than a day after the Trump administration rejected outright nearly all of Beijing's significant maritime claims in the South China Sea in a statement likely to deepen the US-China rift.
- Jun 15, 2020 10:10 AM IST
"Japan's economy is battling a crisis, so the priority now is to use all available means to put it on a recovery path," Abe told parliament.
- May 25, 2020 04:07 PM IST
PM Abe also told a news conference that the total amount of stimulus from two economic packages would exceed 200 trillion yen but it would still take considerable time to get back to normal life while controlling infection risks.
- May 21, 2020 12:05 PM IST
Tokyo's top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency
- May 21, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2,000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need.
- May 15, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The government can fund huge spending on the coronavirus by issuing more bonds, which the central bank can buy to avoid causing a rise in long-term interest rates, said Keiichiro Kobayashi, who was appointed on Tuesday to join a committee advising the government on measures to combat the pandemic.
- May 11, 2020 07:46 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday the government was ready to take further steps to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic.
- May 08, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Abe and Trump held talks by phone for about 45 minutes from around 10:00 a.m. (0100 GMT), Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
- May 04, 2020 08:50 PM IST
In a nod to the risk those restrictions pose to the world's third-largest economy, however, Abe promised to end restrictions earlier if experts advised him he could do so at a coronavirus task force due to meet on May 14.