Yoshihide Suga named Japan's new prime minister
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.
Powerful typhoon slams Japan with violent winds, heavy rain
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.
The king, dearth of honour and the rest of us - Part 3
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…
Race for new Japan PM starts after shock resignation
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.
Shinzo Abe: political survivor dogged by health issues
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…
Japan PM in hospital for more checks as health speculation grows
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.
Japan PM's hospital trip sparks health speculation
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.
Two feared dead, 13 missing as heavy rain lashes western Japan
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.
Japan extends virus state of emergency until May 31
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a state of emergency over the coronavirus until the end of May, warning it was too soon to begin relaxing restrictions.