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  • Tokyo coronavirus emergency to end on June 20, month before Olympics: PM Yoshihide Suga Jun 17, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Tokyo coronavirus emergency to end on June 20, month before Olympics: PM Yoshihide Suga

    But in its place the government will implement so-called "quasi-emergency" measures in the capital and several other areas until July 11, limiting alcohol sales and opening hours for bars and restaurants.

  • Tokyo Olympics: Japan PM Yoshihide Suga wins support from G-7 for hosting games Jun 14, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    Tokyo Olympics: Japan PM Yoshihide Suga wins support from G-7 for hosting games

    Yoshihide Suga said he had been "reassured" by this support and promised to renew his determination "to properly open" the Games and make them a success.

  • Japan policy blueprint focuses on green, digital, sticks to fiscal target for now Jun 09, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    Japan policy blueprint focuses on green, digital, sticks to fiscal target for now

    The blueprint was presented at the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, the premier's top advisory panel comprised of ministers, ruling party lawmakers, central bank governor and private-sector advisers.

  • Japan gives $800 million to UN-backed COVID-19 vaccine program Jun 02, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    Japan gives $800 million to UN-backed COVID-19 vaccine program

    Suga also announced plans to provide 30 million doses of a vaccine manufactured under license in Japan to other countries in need.

  • Fighting COVID-19 together features in talks between PM Modi, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Apr 26, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    Fighting COVID-19 together features in talks between PM Modi, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga

    In a telephonic conversation, the two leaders reviewed the progress in various ongoing bilateral initiatives.

  • Japan PM Yoshihide Suga to postpone visit to India, Philippines: Report Apr 21, 2021 09:10 AM IST

    Japan PM Yoshihide Suga to postpone visit to India, Philippines: Report

    Suga will instead focus on handling a recent surge in coronavirus cases, broadcaster FNN and other media said.

  • Olympic president Bach to visit Japan in May, meet PM Suga Apr 17, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Olympic president Bach to visit Japan in May, meet PM Suga

    Bach will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on May 17 and meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga the next day.

  • Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga's op-ed calls for strong Indo-Pacific region Mar 14, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga's op-ed calls for strong Indo-Pacific region

    The world leaders pointed out that the collaboration which began with relief efforts post the devastating tsunami in 2004, evolved into a ‘democratic cooperation’ called the “Quad”

  • Quad has come of age; its agenda makes it a force for global good: PM Modi Mar 12, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    Quad has come of age; its agenda makes it a force for global good: PM Modi

    The virtual summit was attended by US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

  • PM Yoshihide Suga says Japan determined to hold Olympics this summer Jan 29, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    PM Yoshihide Suga says Japan determined to hold Olympics this summer

    Amid speculation the event might be cancelled again due to the coronavirus pandemic, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday the IOC was fully committed to it going ahead.

  • 80% want Tokyo Games cancelled or delayed: Japanese survey Jan 10, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    80% want Tokyo Games cancelled or delayed: Japanese survey

    The survey found 35.3 percent want the Games to be cancelled and 44.8 percent favoured another delay.

  • Tokyo daily coronavirus cases exceed 1,500, renewing record: Report Jan 06, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    Tokyo daily coronavirus cases exceed 1,500, renewing record: Report

    Rising infections have driven the Tokyo and surrounding areas to the highest level of a four-stage alert, prompting regional governors to urge for a declaration of emergency that Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to announce on Thursday.

  • Tokyo reports 816 new COVID-19 cases as governors push for state of emergency Jan 03, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    Tokyo reports 816 new COVID-19 cases as governors push for state of emergency

    Japan's economy minister told reporters on Saturday the government needed to consult with health experts before deciding on a new declaration.

  • Japan PM Yoshihide Suga pledges $19 billion to promote ecological businesses Dec 04, 2020 09:26 PM IST

    Japan PM Yoshihide Suga pledges $19 billion to promote ecological businesses

    Suga pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in a policy speech in October, though it will be a major challenge given Japan’s significant reliance on fossil fuel.

  • PM Yoshihide Suga says Japan will attain zero-emissions, carbon neutral society by 2050 Oct 26, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    PM Yoshihide Suga says Japan will attain zero-emissions, carbon neutral society by 2050

    Japan is the world's fifth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, and while moves are being made to increase renewable energy, the country also plans to roll out new coal stations.

  • Japan PM Yoshihide Suga says to compile basic policy on new digital agency by year-end Sep 23, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Japan PM Yoshihide Suga says to compile basic policy on new digital agency by year-end

    Yoshihide Suga said that setting up the digital agency would be a reform which would lead to a change in the nation's economy and the society.

  • Self-made Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan's new Prime Minister succeeding Shinzo Abe Sep 17, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    Self-made Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan's new Prime Minister succeeding Shinzo Abe

    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

  • Shinzo Abe's successor? Yoshihide Suga wins party vote, virtually guaranteeing his election as Japan’s next PM Sep 14, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    Shinzo Abe's successor? Yoshihide Suga wins party vote, virtually guaranteeing his election as Japan’s next PM

    This expected victory for Yoshihide Suga, currently the chief Cabinet Secretary in Shinzo Abe’s government, virtually guarantees his election as Japan's next prime minister in a parliamentary vote on September 16.

  • 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.

  • Japan PM contender Yoshihide Suga suggests overhaul of health ministry Sep 07, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    Japan PM contender Yoshihide Suga suggests overhaul of health ministry

    Suga, who is widely seen as the top contender to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, told the Yomiuri newspaper the "the coronavirus pandemic is a huge problem that could not be handled by the health ministry alone."

  • 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 toll 44 after strong quake, no more missing Sep 10, 2018 12:17 PM IST

    Japan toll 44 after strong quake, no more missing

    Around 40,000 police, fire fighters, troops and maritime safety officials were providing assistance, with more than 2,700 people still forced to stay in shelters after the killer quake struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week.

  • Japan says it and US share stance pressure needed on North Korea Dec 13, 2017 10:00 AM IST

    Japan says it and US share stance pressure needed on North Korea

    Suga, Japan's top government spokesman, said this was a stance they had previously affirmed.

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