25 Dec 2020
Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe apologised to lawmakers on Friday over a scandal involving payments for supporters, a day after prosecutors said they would not indict him in the case.
3 Dec 2020
Japanese prosecutors are seeking to question former prime minister Shinzo Abe over a scandal involving the cost of events held for his supporters, local media said Thursday.
16 Sep 2020
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.
6 Sep 2020
A powerful typhoon that officials warned could bring record rains and gusts strong enough to flip cars slammed into southern Japan on Sunday, prompting authorities to urge millions to seek shelter.
3 Sep 2020
It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own – Sir Herbert Samuel. The public space of today’s Nigeria is anything but honourable. No thanks to the funny characters to which our society has bequeathed its noble driving seats. This is not to imply that…
29 Aug 2020
The race to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off informally on Saturday, with several contenders announcing their plans to stand, a day after Japan's longest-serving leader announced his resignation.
29 Aug 2020
Shinzo Abe has smashed records as Japan's longest-serving prime minister, championing ambitious economic reform while weathering scandals. But he has once again been undone by his health. After more than seven years in the job, Abe, 65, said Friday he would be stepping down because of a recurrence of the ulcerative colitis that forced him…
28 Aug 2020
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday he will resign over health problems, in a development that kicks off a leadership contest in the world's third-largest economy.
24 Aug 2020
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to the hospital on Monday for more medical checks, a government spokesman said, a week after a first visit that fuelled growing speculation about his health.
17 Aug 2020
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose first term in office ended in part for health reasons, sparked fresh speculation Monday about his well-being with an unexpected, hours-long hospital visit.
15 Aug 2020
Four Japanese cabinet ministers paid their respects on Saturday at a war shrine seen by neighbouring countries as a symbol of Tokyo's past militarism, in the first such visit since 2016.
4 Jul 2020
At least two people were feared dead and 13 others went missing in western Japan Saturday as record heavy rain triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for more than 76,000 residents.